all the political news you may have missed this week, with a fast-growing discussion underneath.
An American's Guide to European Capitals. Czech linguist Jakub Marian included some questionable explanations for the city names. (via Laughing Squid)
28 Times Kids Hilariously Renamed Things And Made Them Sound Way Better.
Cats Can Recognize Their Own Names. That doesn't mean they'll respond. (via Damn Interesting)
My Adoptive Parents Hid My Racial Identity From Me For 19 Years. Melissa Guida-Richards's parents did not tell her she was actually adopted and had been born in Colombia. (via Metafilter)
Stay in line, gents.
Fifty shades of white: the long fight against racism in romance novels.
The first PhD in computer science in the US was a Nun. (via Damn Interesting)
A blast from the past (2008): The Art of Cookie Dough.