Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Miss Cellania's Links

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year Is GIF. It was always a noun, but now it is also used as a verb.

Here Are 40 Animals Who Are More Ready For Thanksgiving Than You Are. Of course, they don't have to cook or clean the house -they just wear funny hats and eat!

In the wake of General Petraeus' resignation from the CIA, here's a gallery of Eight Famous Military Affairs. Famous, because nothing stays a secret forever.

Helen Keller: Vaudeville Star. It wasn't your usual song and dance routine, but audiences loved it.

A reader wrote to Cake Wrecks that the bakery at her local supermarket has a new policy prohibiting photography. She heard that it was because the management was afraid the cakes would show up on "that bad cake site."

How Black Friday ate Thanksgiving: A brief history. But only for those who prefer shopping to turkey and family time.

8 Unusual College Scholarships. Not that you care how odd they are as long as they pay at least a little tuition.

In Russia, they tell jokes at the expense of the Chukchis, who live in remote northeast. (via Metafilter)

New, objective paper published. I'm just as shocked as you are. (via Ed Yong)

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