Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Miss Cellania's Links

PÅ«teketeke Crowned Bird of the Century. Thanks to John Oliver.

The movie Coyote vs. Acme was completed, then cancelled, then following backlash was un-cancelled. (via Kottke)

Catching Up with Melbourne's Carrot Man. (via Fark)

It’s getting increasingly dangerous to be a newborn in the US. How maternity care deserts are leading to a spike in infant syphilis and mortality rates.

Cranberries can bounce, float and pollinate themselves: The saucy science of a Thanksgiving classic.  

Scientists learn secret to hummingbirds’ remarkable agility. Tests exploring how birds navigate gaps smaller than their wingspan shed new light on their amazing abilities. (via Damn Interesting

Jack Russell in Suffolk has become foster mum to abandoned kittens. The dog started lactating, even though she'd never had puppies. (via Fark)

Conservators Find a ‘Monstrous Figure’ Hidden in an 18th-Century Joshua Reynolds Painting.

Why Ukrainians Hang Spider Webs on Their Christmas Trees. Without giving away the plot, I can assure you that it ends better than Charlotte's Web.


gwdMaine said...

Weee Doggie! If Wile E. Coyote can afford all those Acme products, why doesn't he just buy some food?

Bicycle Bill said...

I live in a part of Wisconsin that is known for its cranberry bogs, so much so that the weather reports in the fall of the year include 'bog forecasts' in much the same way as citrus growers get frost warnings.

And many of the harvesters do flood their bogs so only the fresh, floating berries are skimmed off and harvested... after which, they also are subjected to a 'bounce test', with those that do not bounce high enough to reach the next stage of the machine processing them being discarded (fortunately, most do).


xoxoxoBruce said...

Wile's wife buys food for the family to make up for the unproficient hunter of the house. But that's daily necessities having no bearing on Wile's respect for tradition passed down from a long line of hunters who were obviously more successful than him or there wouldn't be a long line.

I guess Carrot Man lives on the right side of the Rabbit fence.

In MA they have big tractors down to like a rototiller size they run through the flooded bogs to knock the cranberries off the plants with what look like paddlewheels. Some machines will pick the berries up, others just float then to be sucked up with a giant vacuum cleaner thingy.
All red or part yellow they take them all.

Something about kittens get female hormones flowing so they act irrationally.