Friday, April 19, 2019

Job Interview

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Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

What did sailors eat in the 1700s? It wasn't all hardtack, even though there was plenty of that. The provisions for each man were strictly enforced, because it could be a long time before the ship took on more supplies. Jon Townsend uses a published sailor's diary to explain how sailors ate, as he recreates a recipe for burgoo.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Vegan Easter Eggs

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The Manicure

Click to the right to advance this story. Dami Lee splurged and got a manicure that didn't turn out quite as expected. But she has the right attitude about it- the laugh was worth it.

Death Comes

Mush, Spot, Mush!

How strong is the Boston Dynamics quadruped robot Spot? Maybe we can measure that in horsepower! In this video, a team of ten Spots pull a truck up a one-degree grade. That's pretty strong for their size. And they had to throw in at least one creep factor -only the lead pair have heads. I'm surprised they didn't turn around and laugh at us. (via Nag on the Lake)

Stimulus and Response

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Puppy Easter

Puppies wearing bunny ears on their collars romp with bunnies, chicks, and ducklings among colorful Easter baskets. This is so sweet that you won't need any chocolate eggs or Peeps anymore. Video by Devin Graham; original music by Stephen Anderson. (via The Daily What)

Tweet of the Day

I think these may be the Shironeko cats. (via Everlasting Blort)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Trying Time


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Music to Sleep By

Leaving the piano keys open in a house that has a cat is just asking for middle-of-the-night crescendos. Leaving the works open is just one more place for a cat to nap. This cat is out to prove that you do not evict a cat from a napping spot, no matter what goes on around him. (via Laughing Squid)

In Which Giraffes Are Ignited

Satire is extremely hard to pull off, even when you know what you're doing. But labeling something "satire" is a convenient excuse when you get called out for cruelty or something equally as horrible. This is the latest comic from David Malki at Wondermark.

In the Dark

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Karate Master

This is from the Japanese TV show Masquerade. (via reddit)

Miss Cellania's Links

A 204-million-pixel image of the Large Magellanic Cloud is the result of a project by a team of five amateur astrophotographers who left their camera shutters open for 1,0690 hours, which has to be some kind of record. That's 44 days!  (via Metafilter)

A Haunted Mountain in the Appalachians. There are numerous legends of the supernatural associated with Roan Mountain, the most prevalent being the ghost choir. (via Strange Company)

An Eevee of a different color.

The Best Hike in Every State.

Confessions of the Only Woman on a Rock Star Tour Bus.

The Village Where They Pelt a Man in a Monster Costume With 30 Tons of Turnips.

Engaging Data has an interactive graphic that breaks down where American households get their money, and where it goes. (via Digg)

The Five Dumbest Cheating Scandals Ever.

Julian Assange's cat: A brief history. (via reddit)

Passover Cocktails For Each of the Ten Plagues.

A blast from the past (2013): 9 Creative Ways to Enjoy Cadbury Creme Eggs.

Beam Me Up

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Study: Average Person Becomes Unhinged Psychotic When Alone In Own House

This report from The Onion is years old, but since then, I have joined the ranks of people who live alone, and can vouch for this results. (via reddit)

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