competition to crown the fattest bear. Voting on individual bears will run October 2 through 8 at Facebook.
Cache of Crypto-Jewish Recipes Dating to Inquisition Found in Miami Kitchen. Learn more about Crypto-Jews or Converso Jews with links posted at Metafilter.
The Shaw Family Admission Plan. A Wall Street billionaire did all the right things to get his children the best college slots.
Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes? They didn't always. (via Strange Company)
A Soviet Sailor’s 50-year-old Message Makes it to Alaska. (via Damn Interesting)
That Time the British Rioted for Three Months Over the Cost of Theater Tickets. There's also an extended coda explaining what happened to the tradition of audience participation.
These Resignation Letters Say ‘I Quit’ In Hilarious Ways.
Cut From the Same Cloth. Artist Myfanwy Tristram was puzzled by her 14-year-old daughter's look, but not exactly shocked. (via Metafilter)
A blast from the past (2012): 18 Fabulous Photos of Famous Flappers.