Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Miss Cellania's Links

Possible sign of life on Venus stirs up heated debate.

The Five Fiancées of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.  That's five princesses and two cousins. (via Strange Company)

Let's see if it is worth getting up early for.

A Judge Asked Harvard to Find Out Why So Many Black People Were In Prison. They Could Only Find 1 Answer: Systemic Racism.

The Heartbreaking Story of Artificial Limbs. The very first of 60,000 amputees in the Civil War ended up helping all of them. (via Nag on the Lake)

Japan’s Love-Hate Relationship With Cats.

The Black Dahlia: The Long, Strange History of Los Angeles’ Coldest Cold Case. (via Strange Company)

Make the Midwest’s Award-Winning State-Fair Foods at Home. Since 2009, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance has held the Heirloom Recipe Competition at various state fairs, highlighting family recipes that have been handed down for generations. 

Customs Seized a Shipment of "Counterfeit" AirPods. However, these earbuds weren't even trying to pass for an Apple product.

A blast from the past (2016): 4 Legendary Plant-Animal Hybrids.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

The article about cats in Japan is fascinating!

newton said...
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newton said...

There's a 1905 Japanese novel about a cat, written during the period Japan was getting exposed to the west. It is written from the point of view of the cat, observing the various odd behaviors of its Professor owner and his family, friends, and neighbors.

Part of it is in the public domain:

It is so famous in Japan, that there's a yearly cat festival in honor of its author called the Kagurazaka Bakeneko Festival: