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Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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TYWKIWDBI is on an extended break

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Those of you have been regular readers over the past eight years will have noticed a perceptible falloff in blog posts during the past week.My elderly mother fell last Monday, sustaining one fracture of a metacarpal and additional injuries to her lower spine. Show More Summary

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Reposted from 2010 because today is the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. Those interested can read more about the event and the song.

"He's at home" was the term for a Nantucket dildo

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A long and quite interesting article at Literary Hub traces one writer's journey to document the use of dildos by the wives of Nantucket whalers.On Nantucket, 80-year-old Connie Congdon and I sat in her dim living room looking at the...Show More Summary

Photos from the opening of King Tut's tomb

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Full gallery of 21 colorized images in The Telegraph.

Nonsurgical treatment for cataracts

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Researchers... have developed a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper to shrink down and dissolve cataracts - the leading cause of blindness in humans. The new drug is based on a naturally-occurring steroid called lanosterol. Show More Summary

Xylitol in sugarless gum is toxic to dogs

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Sam Caress and Jordan Pellett recently adopted Gunner. He's helped fill the hole in their hearts created when Luna, their two-year-old dog, died in April after getting into some chewing gum made with the sugar-substitute Xylitol.Xylitol...Show More Summary

"You can lead a duck to water, but..."

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. "For the first time in their lives two dozen recently rescued ducks get their first taste of life in a pond. They had been living for years with a hoarder who had them in pens without adequate access to water or proper nutrition."Backstory at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.


2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This photo of a mangrove swamp was part of a photoessay in the Washington Post, which focused on the lives of the children who harvest the cockles in the mangroves.Ecuador is home to the tallest mangroves in the world: The Cayapas Mataje Reserve. Show More Summary

Speed camera fail

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"Got hit while at a red light, and had my car towed. 4 weeks later I get a speeding ticket in the mail." Via imgur.

"Jill's Theme" in "Once Upon a Time in the West"

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. In an unusual but inspired move Leone had Morricone write the score before filming began, and then had the music played on the set, which not only allowed Leone to synchronize camera movements and modulate editing rhythms...Show More Summary

Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission)

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Composed (and directed) by Ennio Morricone.A relevant scene from the movie is here: YouTube link.

Gimme shelter

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. "As it turns out, some octopuses, like this one, possess the foresight to actually pack along coconut shells to use as protective shelters when exploring areas without adequate places to hide." YouTube link.

A truly extraordinary football play

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Eight laterals on the final play of the game to score the winning touchdown.

Copyeditor needed

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

My eye was first drawn to the unusual word "renoun" highlighted in the center of the page. It's a word that would have been familiar to readers of Middle English right after the Norman conquest, but it was replaced by "renown/renowned" about five centuries ago. Show More Summary

In 1965 this dress shocked a nation

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Jean Shrimpton wore this white shift dress to Derby Day in Melbourne in 1965.In 1965, textile manufacturer DuPont de Nemours International engaged Jean Shrimpton, then the world's highest-paid model, to travel to Australia to be a judge in the 1965 "Fashions on the Field". Show More Summary

"Coywolf" - a new species?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported in The Economist:Like some people who might rather not admit it, wolves faced with a scarcity of potential sexual partners are not beneath lowering their standards. It was desperation of this sort, biologists reckon, that...Show More Summary


3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. She has been caught."21-year-old Sara Kanger was booked for possession of meth, flight to avoid arrest, theft by unlawful taking and two counts of theft by receiving."And btw, the FedEx guy should have had the common sense to hide the box behind the wall. Although it's too bad that such precautions are necessary in this modern world.

U.S. still maintains embargo on Cuba

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The entire world opposes the unilateral U.S. embargo on Cuba. Well, except for the U.S. and Israel. The United Nations General Assembly voted on Tuesday on a resolution calling on Washington to end its embargo on Cuba. 191 of 193 countries voted for the resolution — 99 percent of the member states.For the 24th year in a row, the U.S. Show More Summary

Darwin Award candidate

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"Bravo star and fitness instructor Greg Plitt did NOT die from stumbling on a railroad track Saturday... he was fatally struck by a train after trying to outrun it... to prove the effectiveness of an energy drink.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ... Show More Summary

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