Friday, October 09, 2020

Miss Cellania's Links

How "The Right Stuff" has Changed. The story of how astronaut qualifications have changed over time is the story of how far we've come in space exploration. (via Digg

How Hatred Came To Dominate American Politics.

The Island That Humans Can’t Conquer. St. Matthew Island was "discovered" several times, and there is evidence of a prehistoric home, but no one ever stays there long. (via Smithsonian)

Centuries Ago, They were Facetuning, Filtering and Catfishing Too. Powerful people wouldn't pay their portrait painters if they were pictured poorly.  

What Can You Do When You’re Burned Out — Not on Work, but on Family? Pair social media pressures with a coronavirus lockdown, and you've got a recipe for parental burnout.

Maybe I'm Immune.

24 Times Pets Unintentionally Sent Their Owners Into Panic Mode. Your first glance isn't always reliable.

How the 'Girl Watching' Fad of the 1960s Taught Men to Harass Women. (via Metafilter)

Fungi, Folklore, and Fairyland. An article at Public Domain Review takes us through a brief history of magic mushrooms in the British consciousness, and then settles on Lewis Carroll. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2016): Leo Wins an Oscar: The Meme.