slide all the way from the Moon to the Earth? Randall Munroe ponders this adventure in excruciating detail. (via Metafilter)
The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.
Our Nation's Leaders Analyze the Data on USA's Gun Violence.
Guy the beagle was on the euthanasia list in a Kentucky animal shelter in 2015, but he took a detour through Canada and now he is part of the royal family. (Thanks, Bill!)
Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath -and his cane.
Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.
Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.
Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.
Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses. (via Metafilter)
How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.