Friday, January 27, 2023

Miss Cellania's Links

The Evolution of Kitchen Style in the Late 20th Century.

Earth's inner core may have stopped spinning – but what does that mean? It doesn't mean we should panic. (via Damn Interesting)

What If a Conjoined Twin Commits a Crime? This is a common thought experiment in law school, but believe it or not there have been a couple of real world cases. (Thanks, Jill!)

Hollingsworth Hound, as Scrooge, in "A Q-1 Carol." The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Historical Candidates for the Real-Life Carmen Sandiego. Women were proven to be con men, too.

When Lyndon B. Johnson Chose the Middle Ground on Civil Rights—and Disappointed Everyone. Despite its glaring limitations, the 1957 law was a useful tool for proponents of civil rights.

Exaggerating China’s military spending, St. Louis Fed breaks all statistical rules with misleading graph. It uses two different scales! (via Kottke)

Barefoot Bowling Ball Soccer on Legos. The dumbest game ever.

Before Folding 30 Years Ago, the Sears Catalog Sold Some Surprising Products.


MarkOfIowa said...

Barefoot Bowling Ball Soccer: Be sure to watch the video!

Laughed out loud- haven't done that for some time.

Thanks, Miss C!

Anonymous said...

That's a common tactic for cramming data into one graph, perhaps it's intentionally misleading, but out of context, I suspect it's just poor design.

gwdMaine said...

What do you call 25 skydiving lawyers? Skeet. That's only one of three actual lawyer jokes. All the rest are true stories.

And why am I picking on lawyers today? Because the conjoined twin story is interesting; but in the end it's just an advertisement for a lawyer. BUT. The embedded link in the article for Lazarus and Joannes Baptista Colloredo was pretty cool.

Happy Friday Miss C!

Miss Cellania said...

Happy Friday, gwdMaine!

xoxoxoBruce said...

Cojoined criminals? Put ‘em in solitary.

Anyone who doubts women can be con artists is terribly naive. I think they all are to some degree in response to historical oppression, just some go way beyond necessity.

The defense spending is misleading in it’s not just for defense, it should be offense spending. Ours is high but how many other countries have million dollar golf courses on military bases.

The bowling ball soccer should light the lego pieces on fire to cauterize the wounds.

Bicycle Bill said...

Misscellanium?  FINALLY an element to rival the rarity of Unobtanium!!


Anonymous said...

Re Bowling Ball Soccer:

This is why I'm paying $20k a year for health insurance.