Friday, September 16, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

Constipated Scorpions and Maya Enemas: The 2022 Ig Nobel Prize Winners.

The Stories Behind Saturday Night Live Characters.

It's not a good year to be a Russian businessman. They are particularly subject to suicide and falls. (via Boing Boing

In Valhalla, you will get back the things that were lost to you in life.

For Sale: An American House Owned by the Same Family for 300 Years. (via Fark)

The parable of the Good Samaritan, updated for 2022.  

14 Fascinating Facts About the History of Magic. Read the list or listen to them in a video.

A Blast from the Past (2014): 6 Ways to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox.


MarkOfIowa said...

Happy Friday, Miss C! Hope you have a great weekend!

gwdMaine said...

Several years back, there were a couple of somewhat ignominious studies:

-- The more time a person lives under a democracy, the more likely she or he is to support democracy.

-- Northwestern University Scientists Discover a Difference Between the Sexes.

Given today's environment, I think both of these need to be re-examined. Too late though to replace the Moose Crash Ig winner. Coming from someone who lives in a high (fatal) moose crash state, it is as you said quite useful.

Happy Friday Miss C!

Miss Cellania said...

Happy Friday, Mark!

Happy Friday, gwdMaine!

Bicycle Bill said...

I remember watching a Mythbusters episode about Alaskan driving, and one of the things they wanted to test was whether it was better, if you were going to hit a moose, to brake to try to reduce the impact (and then hope it didn't come up onto the hood and through the windshield), or to just plow right ahead and through the moose, hoping that the impact will flip it up and over the vehicle.  They had to construct a moose analog, taking into account the weight of the average moose and how tall it stood (spoiler ... they're a heckuvalot taller than even the biggest deer you might have seen), as well as the placement of that weight and the resulting center of mass/gravity, and then conduct their experiments.

So, yeah, if you're going to be running vehicles in an area with a large population of moose, a moose crash test dummy makes more sense than it first sounds.