Thursday, May 26, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

The Onion's home page may look a bit redundant today, but it's not. Only the dates and places have changed. 

Chainsaw Does Not Deter Needy Elk.

130,000-year-old Tooth Reveals More About Denisovans. (via Strange Company

Here's What No One Told Me About Trying To Learn English as an Adult. You find yourself swimming in a sea of unfamiliar cultural references. (via Digg)

The Con Man Who Put His Clients in Coffins.

Carlo Collodi and the Original Pinocchio.

This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse. The abuse investigation has uncovered more evil than even I imagined. (via Metafilter)

Nekita the Makeup Illusionist.

Thor Gets Naked in New Love and Thunder Trailer.

The People Who Built Stonehenge, and Their Poop. Their fossilized feces tells us what they ate, and it ain't all that good.

America's gun culture - in seven charts.  (via Fark)

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

They found a tooth in Laos 130,000 years old but put in a mouth it would start to decay before midnight.

They decided it’s Denisovan.
“In addition to Siberia and the Tibetan Plateau, we can now add Laos to the achingly shortlist of places that have yielded fossils of an elusive human species known as the Denisovans.”

“Protein analysis of the tooth’s enamel identified the fossil as belonging to a member of the Homo genus, but this test couldn’t pin down the exact species.”
Wait, they don’t know for sure just an educated guess at what brings more funding?

“It’s not impossible that the molar belonged to a Neanderthal, but if that’s the case, that “would make it the south-eastern-most Neanderthal fossil ever discovered,” according to the paper.”
Instead of the south-eastern-most Denisovan fossil ever discovered?

Sounds to me like they put together a guess they can't really prove, as nobody can prove they're wrong.