Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

Where Did the Prohibition on Combining Seafood and Cheese Come From? That was easier to determine than the reasoning behind the rule.

Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” while running for office. Instead, he surrounded himself with people who saw his victory as an opportunity to enrich themselves by selling the promise of access or influence. 

Historical Portraits of People and Their Pets. Even before photography, they were important enough to be painted. (via Nag on the Lake)

How George Lucas Brought Star Wars to the Big Screen. His original ideas were a far cry from what we eventually saw.

These Photos Show The Stark Divide Between Shooting Deaths In Gaza And The Celebrations In Jerusalem. The US opened its Jerusalem embassy while Israelis killed 50 or so Palestinian protesters -and injured a thousand more.

The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk. Drinking it, keeping it safe, and profiting from it all caused scandals.

12 Myths About Coffee You Need To Stop Believing Immediately. Scientists, who consume a lot of coffee, have checked them out for you.

For 6 Decades, 'The Man With the Golden Arm' Donated Blood—and Saved 2.4 Million Babies. James Harrison's rare and valuable blood factor wouldn't have been found if he weren't so generous. (via Metafilter)

The Onion's satire often hits way too close to home

Why Graduates Dress the Way They Do. Academic regalia has a long and symbol-rich history.


Anonymous said...

"palestinian protesters" really?

Miss Cellania said...

Yes, really. I'm surprised you hadn't heard about it.

Anonymous said...

in your world they're "protesters"

gwdMaine said...

Palestinian leadership has failed its people.