Friday, April 19, 2024

Miss Cellania's Links

Disney Parks Will Offer a Weird Lineup of Star Wars Food Beginning May 4. There's also an additional lineup of food items that will only be available from May 4 until June 2, a period they call the Season of the Force. (via Gizmodo)

Three Genocides. Before the Holocaust, Germany had plenty of experience in Namibia. (via Metafilter

The Ars guide to time travel in the movies. (via Nag on the Lake)

Charlemagne "had about 20 children who went on to establish Europe’s royal houses, and nearly all Europeans today can trace their lineages back to Charlemagne." I don't see how, since most of them were sent to nunneries or monasteries, willingly or not.

AI Artist Combines Star Wars Imagery with the Creative Spirit of Burning Man.

Here's Why School Buses Haven’t Changed Much Since 1939. School buses look nearly the same as they did almost 100 years ago despite cars totally changing, but that's not a bad thing. (via Boing Boing

Would you donate a kidney for $50,000? (via Fark)

The 25 Saltiest Fast-Food Orders in America. Keep in mind that some are combo orders, and some have more sodium because they are just extra large dishes, but all have more sodium than is necessary or healthy.    

The 18th-Century Baron Who Lent His Name to Munchausen Syndrome.


MarkOfIowa said...

Happy Friday, Miss C! Hope you have a great weekend!

gwdMaine said...

What do we want?
Time travel!

When do we want it?
It's irrelevant!

To be clear, I already regularly time travel. It's called sleeping.

Happy Friday Miss C!

KaraBoo said...

The Catholic Church regularly had priests, abbots, etc being married, up until the 1100s! So his kids who went to monasteries or nunneries were more likely than not also married. Popes were married, in fact!

chich said...

So much salt. You require very little and I rarely use it. Bought a box about 10 years ago and still have not emptied it. I think it kills your sense of taste over time. At the other extreme I had a friend who used so much her food actually sparkled.

Miss Cellania said...

Happy Friday, Mark and gwdMaine!

Anonymous said...

When Charlemagne was born in 748AD there were 230 million in the world so lots in Europe, although I spent way too much time looking for a number. None of them produced descendants except Charlemagne? C'mon, that sounds like Munchausen or Trump.

In the late '50s/early '60s Massachusetts law said a school bus couldn't legally be over 4 or 5 years old. That put a lot of mildly used busses on the market. I guess they were sold in other states.

$50 grand for a kidney, sure I could find a use for that, I'll donate yours.