Thursday, March 16, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

Johnny Weissmuller: Everybody's Favorite Tarzan. Champion swimmer, movie star, and identity thief.

The Storied, International Folk History of Beauty and The Beast. The tale is old as time, and can be found all around the world.

When Medieval Monks Couldn't Cure the Plague, They Launched a Luxe Skincare Line. The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is an 800-year-old company that's still doing well.

Trump Protects Americans. He's just selective as to what he protects us from.

Why The Godfather Almost Didn't Happen. The studio didn't like anything about it, and neither did the Mafia.

Most American Cities Once Had Red-Light Districts. City officials didn't mind prostitution, drinking, and gambling, as long as they kept it in one neighborhood.

How one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years. Chris Knight just wanted to be alone.

11 Interesting Facts About Being on the Service Staff at the White House. There are rules -lots of them.

In a video, Alexa goes strangely quiet when asked if it's connected to the CIA. 

How the World has Changed Since You Were Born. (via Nag on the Lake


Bruce M said...

I know what that is. It's a whatchamacallit. It attaches to the doohickey and goes in the thingamabob.

gwdMaine said...

The North Pond Hermit. Big news up here in Maine. Again
recently with the release of the book. Quite a few non-
believers though, and I'm thinking I'm one. To summarize
from the Portland Press Herald Link below:

Most residents of North Pond think Knight's claim of never
using fire to heat his camp, that he never got sick or needed
medical care, that he had no contact with his family (who
never reported him missing) and that he spent every night in
his camp, even through life-threatening winter conditions,
are flat-out lies.

Miss Cellania said...

Interesting! Thanks for the link.

gwdMaine said...

WOW! A Viessman Vitosol 300-T SP3B Vacuum Tube

Do you have one?

...ya know - sometimes you really interfere with
my day job. . .