Monday, October 19, 2020
Somebody Else's Sin? The Mystery of Nell Cropsey's Murder.
How Venus Flytraps Store Short-term ‘Memories’ of Prey. (via Boing Boing)
Would You Live in an Air Traffic Control Tower? One is Wellington is for sale. https://www.tommys.co.nz/property/34-36-tirangi-road-rongotai-wellington-6022/ (via Metafilter)
Machu Picchu Reopens for a Single Stranded Tourist. He waited seven months, so was it worth it?
Why are These Graves in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sovereign Polish Land? (via Nag on the Lake)
America Has Lost Its Taste for Iceberg Lettuce. Read about the rise and fall of all kinds of green leafy vegetables.
Artificial Intelligence Tries Street Art. (via Boing Boing)
Could an Ancient Megashark Still Lurk in the Deep Seas? (via Digg)
A blast from the past (2016): 11 Recipes For Creatively Creepy Halloween Cocktails.
(via Everlasting Blort)
"Dr. Catherine Wraithdale the Plague Demon of Winchester"— Steampunk Tendencies (@Steampunk_T) October 10, 2020
This was done and shared in our Facebook group by Henry Dervaric pic.twitter.com/UHsZrPlXzP
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Bill McClintock mashed up "Beautiful Girl" by Van Halen with "Shining Star" by the Temptations and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." The music is sublime, but watching the video might give you whiplash as Van Halen ages twenty years forward and then back again.
The historic Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, was built over the Vltava River. Construction began in 1357 and continued for around 50 years. How did they build such a large and sturdy bridge back then? This video from Engineering and architecture gives us a ridiculously quick idea of what was involved in the bridge construction. We can only hope the engineers and laborers alike were adequately compensated. (via TYWKIWDBI)
Saturday, October 17, 2020
A mysterious stranger gives Dennis Hopper advice on becoming a political star. This is an excerpt from The Twilight Zone episode "He's Alive," originally aired in 1963. A longer clip that includes the big reveal can be seen here. Season four of The Twilight Zone gave us hour-long episodes, while the other seasons were a half-hour, and that's why this particular story isn't available on Netflix, but Hulu and CBS All Access has it. (via reddit)