Technology + Animals. Weird animal inventions and patents that never caught on.
Sanrio's New Kawaii Character is a Frustrated Office Drone. (via Fark)
Capitol Hill Republicans may not love Trump but they know he gives them their best shot to do what they’ve been trying to accomplish for 30 years—dismantle the New Deal—so they’re rushing to get his Cabinet filled.
The Cryptographic Capability of the Barbie Typewriter. (via Metafilter)
Obamacare repeal costs: 3 million jobs gone, $1.5 trillion in lost gross state product.
Metropolis at 90: The Enduring Legacy of a Pop Modernist Dystopia. Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction epic is more popular now than its ever been.
'Comfort Women': The Past and Present of Japan's Forced WWII Prostitutes. It's still a sore subject officials would rather not confront.
An embroidered altar cloth
that has been in the possession of St. Faith's Church in Bacton,
Herefordshire, is most likely the only surviving fabric Queen Elizabeth I
actually wore as clothing. (via Metafilter)
Have you ever seen an owl without its feathers? You'd never recognize it, unlike these hairless animals.
Jesuits, the World's First Diplomats. They negotiated with the power of the Catholic Church, and Latin.