Friday, June 02, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

10 Times $10 Changed It All.

The South Faces a Summer With Fewer Peaches. Freezing weather after the trees bloomed mean crops will be sparse this year. 

Fly over Jupiter with NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The giant planet gets more interesting as you get closer to it.

Crayola's new color was inspired by a new blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University. Crayola is looking for a color name that will be a little easier for those who use crayons, so they are running a contest to name it. (via Metafilter)

When Did the Do Not Call List Stop Working?

The Little Old Lady Who Terrorized New York's Famed Plaza Hotel. Fannie Lowenstein moved into a rent-controlled room in 1958 and stayed for 35 years.

Inside the Cut-Throat World of Toddler Bike Racing. For some, it's the beginning of a lifetime of competitiveness, while others just like to ride.

How quaint 18th-century 'spell-fights' evolved into the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Every year the words get more difficult, and the fans love it.

15 Hilariously Effective Baits Used by Fishermen. Anecdotal evidence that fish will eat anything.

Read how St. Julian the Hospitaller became the patron saint of murderers. (via Mental Floss

1 comment:

gwdMaine said...

Hi Miss C. Happy Friday!

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the highway. Nothing is
moving. Suddenly, a man knocks on his window. The driver
rolls it down and asks, "What's going on?"

"Terrorists have kidnapped Congress and are asking for a 10
million dollar ransom or else they're going to douse them all
in gasoline and set them on fire. We're going from car to car
taking up a collection."

"How much is everyone giving, on average?" the driver asks.

The man replies, "About a gallon."