Monday, September 21, 2020

Miss Cellania's Links

The magazine Annals of Improbable Research has bestowed the annual Ig Nobel Prizes for scientific research "that makes you laugh, then makes you think." The award ceremony was held virtually this year, which you can see here. The winners are listed here.  

London’s Narrowest Home is For Sale.  The house is only 5.5 feet wide, yet the asking price is £950,000. That 's $1.3 million!

New survey: "Almost two-thirds of young American adults do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and more than one in 10 believe Jews caused the Holocaust." (via Kottke)

How to Enjoy Fall Foliage in 2020, by traveling  or staying at home.
The 300 Cats Wanted to Act at the Manhattan Opera House. What could possibly go wrong? (via Strange Company)

Cooking Meat Without Fire- in the 14th century! (via Metafilter)

The Best Opening Theme Songs In Television History, Ranked. (via Digg

Contemporary Films Reimagined as Vintage Book Covers. (via Colossal)

Hell on Wheels
: Temporary Cities of the Transcontinental Railroad. Some became permanent settlements. (via Strange Company)

Why We Don't Like Our Underground House. You have to feel sorry for anyone who lives for 26 years in a home they don't like, but it was a big investment, and it appears that anyone who could provide relief either went out of business or died. (via Digg)

A blast from the past (2016): The Story Behind “The Ballad of Frankie Silver.”


Spellucci said...

I don't see a link on the London's Narrowest Home story.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like the movies as vintage book covers one!

Miss Cellania said...

Sorry about that, Spellucci. Fixed now!