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URL :http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Humor / odd
Posts on Regator:6709
Posts / Week:16.4
Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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A look at Bulgaria's "bride's market"

42 minutes agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Every year young Roma women attend "bride markets" with the intention of getting married to the highest bidder. "If you have gold jewelry and shoes that match your dress... the better family we come from, the higher price we get." The average bride price is about USD$300-350. Show More Summary

Snark-hunting map

14 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"He had bought a large map representing the sea, Without the least vestige of land:And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be A map they could all understand."What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators, Tropics,...Show More Summary

Brexit returns surprising so far...

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This evening many sources, including the American BBC broadcast, admitted that the outcome of the voting was too close to call, but that insiders, pundits, and bookmakers were cautiously predicting a "remain" victory.At present (10pm CDT), with 57.6% of the vote tallied, "leave" is leading "remain" by 51.5% to 48.5%. Show More Summary

"To the manner born"

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I spent the evening of the summer solstice sitting outdoors with a recreational beverage, reading the only first edition I own - a copy of John Dickson Carr's Speak of the Devil.One of the secondary characters in the story, set in Regency England (1816), is H.R.H. Show More Summary

Adobe Flash Player critical update recommended

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported by Krebs On Security:Adobe on Thursday issued a critical update for its ubiquitous Flash Player software that fixes three dozen security holes in the widely-used browser plugin, including at least one vulnerability that is already being exploited for use in targeted attacks.The latest update brings Flash to v. Show More Summary

Ca'n't, wo'n't, and sha'n't

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This week I was doing one final reread of Alice in Wonderland (a 1962 paperback version) and was struck by some archaic spelling:"I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone; "so I ca'n't take more.""You mean you ca'n'tShow More Summary

Donald Trump postulated as a "Manchurian candidate"

4 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

An excerpt from the Washington Post this morning:THE BIG IDEA: Salman Rushdie floated last fall that Donald Trump is a Democratic plant whose ultimate goal is to get Hillary Clinton elected president. [video excerpt at the link] To many...Show More Summary

"Gaudeamus Igitur"

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Time to say goodbye to graduation season. "De Brevitate Vitae" (Latin: "On the Shortness of Life"), more commonly known as "Gaudeamus Igitur" ("So Let Us Rejoice") or just "Gaudeamus", is a popular academic commercium song in many Western countries, mainly sung or performed at university graduation ceremonies. Show More Summary

"Hamboning" demonstrated

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. "This amazing Hambone performance by Samuel Hicks starts out at a normal pace and then increases in tempo to a blazing finish. Shot in North Carolina back in early 1990s while visiting my brother." The Juba dance or hambone,...Show More Summary

Shallow roots

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A striking visual reminder that the roots of trees do not extend deeply into the earth. Cartoons and illustrations of trees often portray the root system as a mirror image of the above-ground branches. Some species in arid climates can...Show More Summary

"Kiss me, you fool"

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

After I laughed at the cartoon, the classic line in the title for the post popped into my head and I wondered where it came from. I found the answer at SFGate:After all, catchphrases have been a major part of people's enjoyment and contemplation of cinema for almost 100 years. Show More Summary

Helping the osprey

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

For as long as I can remember, when I've driven past a certain intersection in north-central Minnesota, I've looked up to view an osprey's nest located on top of a barren crag (residuum of a storm-damaged red pine, I think). This year I did a double-take because it looked so different. Show More Summary

Cockfight chair

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As eighteenth-century English printers produced increasing numbers of books and members of the upper classes read more, the private study or library and its furnishings became an important part of the domestic interior. This chair is one of the earliest examples of specialized furniture with functions specific to reading. Show More Summary

Hope for a cure for multiple sclerosis

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Twenty-three patients improve after being treated with stem cells:The trial, which is the first in the world to show complete long-term remission from the debilitating disease has been hailed by experts as ‘exciting’ ‘unprecedented,’...Show More Summary

World temperature data since 1850

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Found in the Data is Beautiful subreddit, where there is some discussion.I thought of sending this to a friend of mine who is a climate change skeptic, but I know his response will be that the changes reflect 1) instrumentation error and 2) normal cyclic variation. sigh

CCC stonework at Interstate Park, Wisconsin

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Wisconsin's Interstate Park, located along the shoreline of the St. Croix River which separates Wisconsin and Minnesota (a corresponding Interstate Park on the opposite bank of the river is part...Show More Summary

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