Monday, June 18, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

The Bible Passage Jeff Sessions Used to Justify Detaining Children Has a Disgusting History. It's the verse you use when you don't have a moral leg the stand on. 

Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses. (Thanks, WTM!)

George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse. (via Ars Technica)

The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy. (via Strange Company)

The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War. America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture.

Watch Tiny Crab Spiders Take Flight With 10-Foot Silk Parachutes.

How to claim your maple syrup.

A blast from the past (2016): The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster.

1 comment:

DJ Psychomike said...

Today the Iroquois is a live theater called THE ORIENTAL, and if you go around the back to the alley known as Couch Alley you can see where hundreds fell to their deaths.
The Couch family has their name on two odd places, the alley known as DEATH ALLEY and in Lincoln Park when you take the North Avenue exit from Lake Shore Drive you can see on the south side of the street before you hit Clark and by the Historical Society the last mausoleum in the park- The Couch family mausoleum.