Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Miss Cellania's Links

About Eating Fish on Fridays During Lent.

The Train Crash That Spooked Charles Dickens.

In a historic depression, a Black American seeks freedom from discrimination and professional limitations in an unlikely place: Russia. The forces of racism follow him overseas, putting his reputation and life in danger.

If You Give a Bear Cocaine… (via Nag on the Lake)

The Surprising Greatness of Jimmy Carter. Even while he was president. (via Kottke)

This Man Underwent Brain Surgery 3,500 Years Ago. It wasn't your everyday case of trepanation.

MAGAbert. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

These scientists lugged logs on their heads to resolve Chaco Canyon mystery. It includes a video so we can see them doing it. (via Damn Interesting)

5 Fruits That Set Off Mass Panic. These stories seem ridiculous now, but eventually so does an awful lot of history.

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

The article about Carter took a long time to read. Not just because it's long but it prompted memories of my take on situations at the time, which may have been partially or completely misguided. In each case I had to... go back, like the pages in a book... then wonder if I was remembering right or those memories have been tempered by further revealed information. My conclusion is I ain't worth shit for reference to anything more than an hour old.