Monday, January 07, 2019

Miss Cellania's Links

Was the World’s Oldest Person Ever Actually Her 99-Year-Old Daughter?  A new research paper proposes the theory that Jeanne Calment died in 1934.

If you need to laugh out loud, turn the sound up here.

A Very Simple Visualization Of How Out Of Control Wealth Inequality Has Gotten.

Ranking Vegetables by How Healthy They Are. (via Digg)

Who are the Golden Girls of Prospect Cemetery and why did they decide to spend eternity together? What the four friend had in common were that they all had immigrated to Canada from the Carpathian Mountains.  (via Metafilter)

And now, an incomplete catalogue of things Oscar has eaten in the last year or so. It's a long list. (via Everlasting Blort)

The Ship That Existed in Two Centuries at Once. (via Strange Company

Pictures of Cats Being Abducted by UFOs. You can almost see the tractor beams.

Here's What Happened When an Alaskan City Took Fluoride Out of Their Drinking Water. Yeah, it's just what you'd expect.

How £100 Bought an Obscure British Actor 224 Years of Cake and Fame.

A blast from the past (2013): 5 Places That Are Still On Fire.


newton said...

Jeanne Calment is also the woman who had a sort of reverse mortgage on her apartment, bought by Andre-Francois Raffray when she was (supposedly) 90 and he was 30. He thought she was so old that it was a good investment, and he would soon own the aparment. 47 years later, he still didn't have the apartment, and was still paying her a yearly fee, when he died at 77.

newton said...

My math, as usual, is a bit off. He was 47 years old, and died 30 years later.

Miss Cellania said...

That story is here.

SnowMan said...

Thanks for the link to the article on healthy vegetables. But the article contains a misprint: the wording makes it appear that Brussel sprouts are an edible substance. ;-)