Monday, June 04, 2012

Miss Cellania's Links

Where Does Decaf Come From? …and Other Burning Questions About Coffee.

Reading about HyperCard at Ars Technica brings back so many memories. I had used computers for a few years, but I never loved computers until I discovered HyperCard. (via Metafilter)

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken.

The Cup Of Coffee Club consists of players whose Major League baseball career consisted of only one game. The Awl has the stories of some of these players, whose careers that were ended way too soon for various reasons like wartime service, injuries, bad luck, or the fact that the player shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Deep Fried Gadgets, an art project from Henry Hargreaves.

How the Gay-Civil-Rights Movement Defeated the Defense of Marriage Act. Activists in this struggle are politically savvy, committed, and determined to stay the course -and it's working.

How much do you know about the colors of higher education? The colors of graduation tassels are supposed to reflect the academic discipline of the degree conferred. (Thanks, Stan!)

A Father of the Year candidate built his 4-year-old son a loft bed that looks like an AT-AT. I want one, too, but my husband prefers a Queen size.

Rumors of a "zombie apocalypse" caused the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deny any such event. That, of course, made even more people take the possibility seriously.

Dogs and cats lying down together sounds like a sign of the apocalypse to come, but in this case it's just plain cute. Thomas O’Malley Flufferpants is totally devoted to his canine friend Murkin.

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