Friday, September 11, 2020

Miss Cellania's Links

Here is what you might not know about the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism.

Top Baby Names in 2019 by State. (via Digg)

A1931 children's book from the Soviet Union contains instructions for making toy people and  accessories from potatoes and other household items. (via Everlasting Blort)

An American Education. Immigrants coming to the United States can have widely varying experiences. (via Metafilter)

Any time you need to see lots of cats, check out this Tumblr site.

The 1851 Christiana Resistance: The Forgotten First Shots of the Civil War. A group of Pennsylvanians asserted their state's rights in opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act.

Here's a chart that ranks foods by calories per dollar, and by protein per dollar. You might also be interested in the page that ranks nutrients per dollar, because man does not live on bread alone. (via Boing Boing)

Flee Earth With Winning Images From the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition.

A blast from the past (2016): The Story Behind “Frankie and Johnny.”


Debra She Who Seeks said...

That cat site is fantastic!

Unknown said...

I love the story of the 'survivor tree'.
Being European, I had never heard of it.


gwdMaine said...

Awful lot of cats today Miss C. I get it though,
they spend half their lives asleep and the other
half making viral videos. Gotta admit they're
pretty smart though. Dogs for instance can't
operate MRI scanners but catscan. Strong too.
32 muscles in each ear - all to help them ignore
you. Also, they're living proof the Earth's not
flat - everything would have been pushed off it
by now.

Happy Friday. Live long and pawsper.

Miss Cellania said...

Happy Friday, gwdMaine!

DJ Psychomike said...

I would add one thing to the 9/11 piece: although this is classified in the U.S. it is not classified in the UK, so this is from open sources. In fact it was even parodied in the Bond film SKYFALL. When Bush left the school where he had been reading to kid's he cut on his laptop and there was a message from Osama: BUSH YOU ARE NEXT. FBI traitor Robert Hanssen had sold an instrument that allowed Clinton's and then Bush's laptop to be spied on (This explains why Osama would call Bill an adulterer and fornicator in his statements- he was reading Bill's emails!).
But how could he threaten the President? Bush would be hidden away somewhere in Washington. Flight 93, the plane taken over by the passengers, was on a direct path to Three Mile Island. The nuclear reactor has since been quietly closed