Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

More Strange Cases in Science. Exploding teeth and fake classical music.

The Moment Jordan Horowitz Became a Meme. The La La Land producer is still who we remember best about last year's Oscars.

21 Black Panther Easter Eggs That Will Blow Your Mind. Except that most of them were fairly obvious.

Your Grandma Was a Chain Migrant!

The Mysterious Origins of Finland's True Name. In Finnish, the country is called "Suomi."

Nextdoor and More: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Neighborhood Social Networks. Discover what you have in common with the people around you, or why you don't want to know them at all.

Ancient Elephants Were Totally Down With Interbreeding. Evolutionary geneticists using the sequenced genomes of existing and extinct elephants found clear evidence.

The Louvre’s Secret Apartments. The opulent digs were once the home of Napoleon III.

The Last Families Living in Tunisia's Underground Houses. The cave homes in the Djebel Dahar region have been in use for centuries.

Edmonton Embraces the Cold by Turning Park Paths Into Frozen Skating Trails


xoxoxoBruce said...

I'm getting a bad link on "strange cases".

Lilylou said...

Me too.

Miss Cellania said...

Neatorama is down right now. I don't know what the problem is, but our engineer is on the case. the link will work when the site goes back up.

Miss Cellania said...

Aaaaaand ....we're back!

gwdMaine said...

Nextdoor came to my neighborhood bout a year ago. I bit.
So far, as the story goes, it's all about selling stuff.
The same people too. I'm beginning to think that's their
business model. Nextdoor (or someone) also keeps
increasing my "neighborhood" beyond what I want.

There's been one major discussion so far. Someone almost
hit a deer and put out a warning. From there it
degenerated into the pros and cons of hunting to one
person stating they'd shoot a hunter. Then it really
went downhill. Whatever. Probably why there's been almost
no growth in the user base. Just one more overly intrusive
social app.

Douglas2 said...

Shmarb is an anagram of Brahms, John the english form of Johannes.

John Shmarb is a person that has only ever existed in the imagination of others, as a case study to illustrate discussions on the meaning of art.