The Humans of the Sea. They've done some amazing things.
19th Century Japanese LOLcats. Folks have been laughing at pictures of cats long before they stood still for a camera. (via Everlasting Blort)
Condolences to John Scalzi, whose famous cat Ghlaghghee passed away at the age of twelve.
Laika and Her Comrades: The Soviet Space Dogs Who Took Giant Leaps for Mankind.
Thanks to market forces, particularly the demands of the French fry industry, the overwhelming majority of potatoes available in the U.S. are Russet potatoes. But a few folks are trying to bring back potato diversity. (via Digg)
The voices of Auschwitz. Seventy years on, few Holocaust survivors remain, and recording their stories is more important than ever.
Open Letter to the Man offended by Locally Laid Eggs. (Thanks Carol Anne!)
Doc or crock: 6 recent “documentaries” that have been accused of being fake. Internet hoaxes have made us all cynical, but maybe that’s a good thing.
KFC introduced the Double Down Dog,
which is a hot dog enclosed by pieces of fried chicken. But they are
only available at 12 outlets in the Philippines, and today will be the
last day they’re sold.
The Smartest Person Who Ever Lived. It would have to be someone who demonstrated not only intelligence, but knowledge and creativity as well.