Monday, January 08, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

His Lousy Highness. Not all royal nicknames are complimentary.

How actual smart people talk about themselves.

The podcast Uncivil has stories of the Civil War that you won't hear in school and how they came to light, often using the descendants of the subjects to tell them. (via Metafilter)

What If Parents Loved Strangers’ Children As Much As Their Own? Read arguments for and against.

A Field Guide to the Musical Leitmotifs of Star Wars.  And a reference to keep. 

How to Actually Hunt a Ghost. Joe Nickell rejects fancy equipment in favor of old-fashioned investigation tools.

A Fully Functioning Rubik’s Cube Made from Real Ice. No matter which way you twist it, the colors all match!

Awake Under Anesthesia. Anesthetics cause paralysis, block pain, and suppress consciousness, except when they don't. (via Metafilter)

Paper Scraps Recovered From Blackbeard's Cannon Reveal What Pirates Were Reading. Or, at least the ones who were literate.

How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future. His ideas were so far ahead, other engineers couldn't imagine how they'd use them. (via Digg)

The Victorian Dinosaur Park that Survived National Ridicule. When science and history collide, which one do we preserve?

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