Sunday, February 23, 2020
In the sport of hockey, the goaltender is a unique position, requiring such a particular set of skills that a team cannot just substitute another player. Teams keep two goalies ready, and also a designated emergency backup, an experienced amateur, on the off chance that their two goalies are injured. Saturday night, the Carolina Hurricanes saw both their goalies injured, and called up 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres to fill in. He made eight saves on ten shots to help the team defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs. A good time was had by all. (via reddit)
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Last year, when I was working at a grocery store during Carnival season, we were mandated to make king cakes, but the required decorations did not arrive until May. We also sold Pączkis, but a six-week supply arrived two days before Ash Wednesday.
It's a common joke on English usage: Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways? Leave it to the guys from Today I Found Out to take the question seriously and do the research to answer it. Simon Whistler explains where those various words came from.
Friday, February 21, 2020
How do you pronounces diabetes? Is it diabeettus or diabeetees? Behold the tug-of-war between Wilford Brimley and some doctor on TV. Brimley was put back into the spotlight earlier this month when people noticed the resemblance between him and the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ellie, no. I am the “diabeetus” guy. https://t.co/ZsJrviWrwT— Wilford Brimley (@RealWilfordB) February 3, 2020
This fan film takes place just after Return of the Jedi. A surviving stormtrooper finds himself isolated on the forest moon of Endor. Is he communicating with surviving Empire forces, or are the voices all in his head? (via Geeks Are Sexy)