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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
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.
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
Full gallery of 21 colorized images in The Telegraph.
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
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
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.
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
"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.
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
YouTube link. Composed (and directed) by Ennio Morricone.A relevant scene from the movie is here: YouTube link.
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.
YouTube link. Eight laterals on the final play of the game to score the winning touchdown.
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
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
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
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.
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
"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