Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Miss Cellania's Links

My Dog Has PhDs. Four stories of dogs who received diplomas ranging from high school to a medical degree.

The Women Who Rose High in the Early Days of Hot Air Ballooning. Sophie Blanchard was only the most famous of several pioneering female aeronauts.
One amateur sleuth’s cross-country quest to prove his Making a Murderer theory. Daniel Luke says he understands those involved because he’s been there.

Out of the Shadow of Aunt Jemima: The Real Black Chefs Who Taught Americans to Cook. Southern cookbooks evolved in two curious parallel lines: separate but not equal.

I thought they smelled bad on the outside: 8 times characters hid inside animals. In this case, I’m pretty sure that eight is enough.

This is what it's like waking up with a new heart in your chest. Teenager Trevor Sullivan was overcome with happiness and relief.

How Intelligent Do You Have To Be To Raise A Child? Is a low IQ enough reason to sever parental rights? (via Digg)

23 Victorian and Edwardian portraits of twins. (via Everlasting Blort)

The Cat with Magic Eyes. And other heterochromic cats. (Thanks, hearsetrax!)

Which Came First: The Product or the Egg? The genius that went into L’eggs. (via Metafilter)


Anonymous said...

"Intelligence to Raise Kids" -- Genius can be just as much a "handicap" as low IQ, paralysis, blindness, deafness, poverty or affluence. Not very many people look good under a microscope. Once you start thinking about what a child "ought" to have or "deserves" to have, somebody's parental rights are in jeopardy. And naturally we judge others based on ourselves being somewhere between average (at minimum) and superior. Yes, there are times a child should be removed from his parents. There are times a parent should be supervised or guided or coached. But "handicaps" are not always the indicator.

Miss Cellania said...

Exactly. And the article points out that we should be helping and supporting parents who are having trouble instead of taking their kids away.