World's Ugliest Dog has been crowned.
It was 735 years ago this week, on June 26, 1284, that the Pied Piper led the children of Hamelin, Germany, away forever. Folklore Thursday offers four possible explanations for what happened. (via Strange Company)
Hideous Men. Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. But he’s not alone on the list of awful men in my life.
How Scotch Tape and Masking Tape Were Invented.
Night of the Living Painting. Mummies were sold to people all over, and this eventually led to a paint made from them called "mummy brown."
Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children. "The conditions the lawyers found were shocking: flu and lice outbreaks were going untreated, and children were filthy, sleeping on cold floors, and taking care of each other because of the lack of attention from guards."
TV shows that were ruined by stray shoes. Many cultures can't abide shoes in the house, much less on a couch or a bed. (via Metafilter)
Ravelry, the internet's biggest yarn craft forum, announced a new policy: Do Not Post In Support of Trump or his Administration. "We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."
Cat Memes of the 1870s.
A blast from the past (2008): Fun with Pie Charts.