Wednesday, August 04, 2021
Bella Burton was born with Morquio syndrome, which affects bone development. Bella also has a service dog named George, her beloved great Dane who not only offers physical support by keeping Bella upright and protected, but also emotional support that gave her the confidence to try things beyond what was considered possible for her. You can follow Bella and George at Facebook. (via Laughing Squid)
No, I never water the lawn, and I mow as little as I can get away with... that means the front yard when it really needs it, and the back yard about half as much. Meanwhile, I'm expanding the vegetable garden and the flower gardens as much as possible so I can mow even less in the future. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.
The most entertaining thing that happened at the Yankees-Orioles game Monday was that a cat wandered onto the field and found himself the center of attention. The grounds crew made a lame attempt to remove him, but the crowd was cheering for the cat. (via Digg)
10 People Who Died After Eating Something Weird.
Moving a Courthouse by Rail. Alas, one has to wonder how much stress the move put on the building, since they built a new Box Butte County courthouse in 1913.
The Rise and Spectacular Flameout of the Segway. It was a fun toy for engineers, but the project's secrecy raised expectations too high. (via Digg)
11 Moments From The Tokyo Olympics That Show What Good Sportsmanship Looks Like.
5 Wild Old-Timey Versions Of Common Household Items.
Ghost Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away.
A Piercing Investigation into Prince Albert’s Penis.
A blast from the past (2016): 10 Gloriously Geeky Quilts.
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)