Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Miss Cellania's Links

The Tyranny of 'the Best.' Maximizers do endless online research to make sure they are buying the absolute best consumer goods, while satisficers look around for a "good enough" deal and save the worry. (via Metafilter

When do humans become conscious — in the womb or after birth? (via Real Clear Science)

Orcas have sunk 3 boats in Europe and appear to be teaching others to do the same. But why? (via Damn Interesting

30 Times People Wanted To Impress Their Special Someone By Cooking For Them But It Ended In Disaster. Beware, there are some pictures of food that no one can confidently identify.   

Gen Z just wants a stable job. Young people are suddenly interested in working for the military industrial complex. (via Digg)

Alec Guinness Had Strict Requests For His Work In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. It paid off handsomely. (via Boing Boing)

From Where the Sun Now Stands. The Real Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War.

Five Diet Fads From the Last 15 Years That Fizzled Out. (via Real Clear Science)  

Meet Baked Alaska’s Prototype, ‘Alaska, Florida.’ It comes with a recipe!


Anonymous said...

Happy Friday, Miss Cellania!

Aw crap, it's only Tuesday? Dang!

xoxoxoBruce said...

I read the article about the Orcas and all the links from it. I also googled the name of the last boat and got Google to translate from German, but nowhere could I find the size(length) of the most recent boat.
I thought they were attacking sail boats because they tend to be smaller but the last one was good size with a crew of four. It was also running late so under power and sail when attacked.
Must be aliens disguised as Orcas.

So Alec Guinness wants to be famous for his Shakespeare performances. How many people saw him do one or more, a million? How many saw him in Star Wars? ‘Nuff said.