Blog Profile / TYWKIWDBI

Filed Under:Humor / odd
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Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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Toxins in 19th-century clothing

18 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This dress came with both a low?cut bodice for evening wear and a more buttoned?up bodice for daytime wear. Many Victorian dresses, including this one, were made with both styles of top and the advantage of “Emerald Green” was that it kept its bright colour in both natural and gas lighting. Show More Summary

A national movement requires "affirmative consent" for sex

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From the StarTribune: The University of Minnesota is joining a national movement requiring students to obtain “affirmative consent” from their sex partners or risk being ­disciplined for sexual assault. The policy change, sometimes known...Show More Summary

"America the Beautiful" quarters

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The United States is in the process of issuing a series of commemorative quarters celebrating natural wonders of the country. These America the Beautiful quarters are not as well known as the 50 State Quarters, in part because the series...Show More Summary

Some of our "founding fathers" believed in extraterrestrial life

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Benjamin Franklin maintained that every star is a sun, and every sun nourishes a “chorus of worlds” just like ours. Ethan Allen, the self-taught leader of the Green Mountain Boys, insisted that the inhabitants of these other earths included intelligent beings just like us. Show More Summary

Mystery butterfly - aberrant Pearl Crescent ?

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This butterfly was spotted and photographed by Dan Sonnenberg on a farm in central Wisconsin this past weekend. The image was shared with other members of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, none of whom had ever seen suchShow More Summary

Bernie Sanders in Madison

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Bernie Sanders brought his message to Madison, Wisconsin two nights ago. In view of the tentative results of the poll in the right sidebar of this blog (which I'll discuss when voting closes next week), I decided I owed it to TYWKIWDBI readers to attend the rally to see for myself what this political movement is all about. Show More Summary

Hair jewelry explained

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From Death Made Material: The Hair Jewelry of the Brontës:If the Brontës’ things feel haunted in some way, like Emily’s desk and its contents, then the amethyst bracelet made from the entwined hair of Emily and Anne is positively ghost-ridden. Show More Summary


6 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I was out in our garden yesterday collecting Monarch butterfly eggs (found twelve of them). The photo above shows the surprise I found under one leaf. I came back later after she had finished to get this photo of the cluster of eggs:...Show More Summary


6 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Piñatas bearing the likeness of the billionaire mogul have begun popping up in Mexico, a response to controversial comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants.“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump said during his Presidential campaign announcement speech. Show More Summary

Deterrance for a first-strike nuclear attack

6 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A suggestion first made by Roger Fisher in the March 1981 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: There is a young man, probably a Navy officer, who accompanies the President. This young man has a black attaché case which contains the codes that are needed to fire nuclear weapons. Show More Summary

Elementary information about the Sherlock Holmes canon

6 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

They left out my favorite:Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson,... It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.The Guardian has more sixteen more infographics, at least one of which will have some fact you didn't already know.

"He endured being called a girl..."

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

He endured being called a girl, playing sports with waist-length hair and attracting disapproving looks from adults — all for a child in need he's never met. Eight-year-old Christian McPhilamy grew out his blond hair for more than two years so he could donate it to kids who have lost their locks.More at the Today parenting column.

Three years without shampoo

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

" do the following instead of using shampoo: put baking soda in your hair, rinse it out, put apple-cider vinegar in your hair, rinse it out. Repeat once every 5–7 days, washing with just water in the meantime...After about three years without shampoo, my hair is noticeably softer and fluffier than it used to be. Show More Summary

An amazing walk down a driveway

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Members of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association report their butterfly sightings to a website that is open to the public for viewing. A set of companion pages provide information on the characteristics of butterflies of the region.The...Show More Summary

Music hath charms...

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

An article at Long+Short addresses the question "Can music offer the key to treating dementia?"In most cases of dementia, regardless of whether or not people have had musical training, they retain their capacity to sing, play, whistle, tap, click, clap, drum and dance long after much of the rest of their cognitive apparatus is deeply compromised. Show More Summary


last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Awesome hair coloring.A photo album of African Hero Rats - trained to detect landmines. "The pouched rats are perfect for the job; intelligent with a keen sense of smell, they are small enough not to trigger mines and large enough to be easily identifiable in the field. Show More Summary

The best state for business? High-tax Minnesota.

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

CNBC is the premier business channel on television. Their views on public policy and national politics are predictable and emphatically expressed in online and televised editorials. Each year they conduct a survey to determine the best (and worst) states for business. Show More Summary

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