Tuesday, August 03, 2021
This clip of actor and comedian Rufe Davis singing "The Old Sow Song" is undated, but considering what he says, we can assume it was recorded during World War II. You've surely heard the song somewhere before, because songs with fart noises will always be remembered. You can read a background on the song and the singer at Dangerous Minds.
If you've ever wanted to go to the bottom of the ocean in a diving bell, then you should head to the coast of Germany, where they actually have a few, and tourists are welcome. But if you can't go right now, Tom Scott will show you what it's like. Personally, I'd recommend waiting until they build these in spots with a better view. (via reddit)
Monday, August 02, 2021
...after 12 hours of continual pain and little advancement in labour, Ramírez sat down on a bench, drankRamírez made a full recovery. She named her seventh child Orlando Ruiz Ramírez.
from a bottle of rubbing alcoholthree small glasses of hard liquor, and used a kitchen knife to cut open her abdomen. Ramírez cut through her skin in a diagonal line from across her stomach to below her navel (a typical C-section incision is well below the navel). After operating on herself for an hour, she reached inside her uterus and pulled out her baby boy. She then severed the umbilical cord with a pair of scissors and became unconscious. When she regained consciousness, she wrapped clothes around her bleeding abdomen and asked her 6-year-old son, Benito, to run for help. Several hours later, the village health assistant found Perez alert and lying beside her live baby. He sewed her 7-inch incision with an available needle and thread. She was eventually taken to the nearest hospital, where two obstetricians examined her and the baby: they found both alive and well but could not explain why.
Marine scientists spotted a 'real-life' SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star near an underwater mountain in the Atlantic. (via Smithsonian)
COVID-19 could cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction — but vaccines do not.
Typos, Tricks and Misprints. How English spelling became so weird. (via Metafilter)
Gen Z Are “Puriteens,” But Not For The Reasons You Think. The world has made sex weird for them.
Who Was La Malinche? A new exhibition asks if the 16th-century Indigenous interpreter was a traitor, survivor or icon.
The Great Japanese Embassy Hoax of 1860. (via Strange Company)
Remains of High-Born Woman and Twin Fetuses Found in 4,000-Year-Old Urn. (via Damn Interesting)
A blast from the past (2017): 10 Amazing LEGO Artists.
(via Everlasting Blort)
Would you like to see a baby monkey and a gaggle of baby ducks as it's best friend?— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) July 25, 2021
Of course you do.
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