Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Miss Cellania's Links

The Extremely Enchanting, Totally Perplexing, Possibly Never-Ending Quest for the Golden Owl.

The Wild History of the Tale That Created the Modern Vampire (And No, It's Not Dracula).

How to pronounce "D'yer Mak'er."

Older Adults Share The Best Things About Being In Your 60s.

Doodle a few minutes with the refreshing web toy Water. (via Everlasting Blort)

John Fetterman is leaning into the latest ridiculous conspiracy theory about him by selling t-shirts. This would look good on my 5' 3" frame. (via Fark)

Should you be friends with your kids? They can always make new friends, but they need a parent.

Brain-altering parasite turns ants into zombies at dawn and dusk. They glued tags to hundreds of ant butts to study them. (via Real Clear Science)

Electric Vehicle Gender Gap Suggests Men Want Novelty, Women Want Value. Just like every other part of life.


xoxoxoBruce said...

A diverse bunch of links today. I bought a tshirt.

WilliamRocket said...

Anybody else annoyed by the naming of battery powered cars as electric ?

I have battery drills, a battery vacuum, battery remotes for my electric heat pump, battery mobile phone, even some battery LED lights out on the deck.
None of them have cables that plug into the wall socket (240 volt in my country) ... imagine having a torch with a long cord attached.

But my coffee maker, oven, water heater, real vacuum cleaner, computer, lights, gate, and, ha, electric blankets, are all electric ... meaning they all have cords that plug into wall sockets.

But these electric cars .... I don't see them trailing cords as they drive along.
Thats because they are battery powered, not electric powered.

I don't suppose anyone else cares, but it is misnomer.