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The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum (via)
All of the entries in this "linkfest" are gifs. Ooooh, Aaaah, and Ohhhh category Giving new meaning to the term "hat hair."More fabulous hair. I wonder what my grandmother would have thought. When you put bubble bath in a Jacuzzi.The...Show More Summary
Image (and title) from Madam Jujujive's incomparable Everlasting Blort.
For the last decade or so I've been seeing these boom-like structures deployed at construction sites and other locations where sediment runoff needs to be controlled. They are particularly abundant at road construction sites in the vicinity...Show More Summary
From the Star Tribune: As the Pyeongchang Olympics close out a 17-day run Sunday, Minnesota athletes have collected three gold medals and a bronze... The count included unprecedented golds by cross-country skier Jessie Diggins of Afton and curling skip John Shuster, a Chisholm native. Show More Summary
Awesome baloon art, made of clear latex balloons (not condoms, as some might assume).
Target’s latest women’s fashion line was designed with all bodies in mind, including those with disabilities and sensory-sensitivities. On Monday, Target announced its clothing line, Universal Thread, will feature sensory-friendly and...Show More Summary
Photo cropped for size from the original at the Aww subreddit
One of the combatants, a king cobra, lay strangled. The second, a reticulated python, was also dead. Bitten behind its head by the cobra and suffering from the hooded snake’s deadly venom, the python attempted to defend its life by squeezing its attacker to death. Show More Summary
New calculations suggest that, around 400 million years ago, many coastlines experienced two-week tidal cycles that varied in height by four metres or more. Such a huge range could have stranded fish in tidal pools for a couple of weeks. Show More Summary
Probably drawn by the same type of people who claim to be "Natzis." Image cropped for size from the original posted at the BBC, credit Reuters. This one, however, I have mixed feelings about...
To understand why, it helps to get to grips with the queen of chemical reactions, the Maillard reaction. First discovered by the French chemist, Louis-Camille Maillard, back in 1912, it’s the most widely practiced chemical reaction on the planet. Show More Summary
YouTube link. For the past week, a most unusual sound has been emanating from the woods behind our house. It was so monotonously repetitive, so mechanical-sounding, that I had doubts about it having a biological origin and initially suspected some equipment malfunction at a neighbor's house. Show More Summary
Founded by Dolly Parton, the Imagination Library sends free books to children from birth until their start of school, regardless of their parents' income. Parton started the program in 1995. Less than 10 years later, Parton had donated a million books. Show More Summary
They serve an ever-expanding number of children whose parents work non-standard and unpredictable hours. The parents might be working two service or retail jobs or they may be night nurses. According to the National Women’s Law Center,...Show More Summary
An 1889 oil painting by Louis Édouard Fournier, The Funeral of Shelley, depicts a somber ceremony as the body of Percy Bysshe Shelley is cremated on a Tuscany beach, July 18, 1822.The scene is wildly inaccurate in all its details.Death shadowed Mary Shelley’s life. Show More Summary
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley began writing “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” when she was eighteen years old, two years after she’d become pregnant with her first child, a baby she did not name. “Nurse the baby, read,”Show More Summary
An extremely rare cardinal has birders and biologists flocking to Shelby County, Alabama this week, as images of a yellow cardinal have circulated around social media.Auburn University biology professor Geoffrey Hill said the cardinal...Show More Summary
TIL that there is an entire subreddit devoted to "expectation vs. reality." Image cropped for size from the original here.
YouTube link. Awesome animation by NASA. Enjoy (or cringe).Probably not worth showing to a dedicated climate-change denier, because it won't have any effect on them. But if you do, and they say "that ice melted and the sea level hasn't risen," remember to point out that the physical state of floating sea-ice doesn't alter sea levels.