Monday, July 08, 2024

Miss Cellania's Links

How to Host the Olympic Games on a Shoestring Budget. The 1948 London games cost less than one percent of this year's Paris games, even after adjusting for inflation.

Oldest living culture: our new research shows an Indigenous ritual passed down for 500 generations. (via Strange Company)

A Brief History of Star Wars’ Lightwhip. Vernestra Rwoh's lightsaber of choice is unlike anything we've seen on screen in Star Wars–but it has a long history in the old Expanded Universe.

What Is the Longest Word in the English Language? (via Damn Interesting)

Stunning Cosplay and Happy Faces: Highlights from Montreal Comiccon 2024!

The Possibly Royal Origins of the ‘Jack Sprat’ Nursery Rhyme.

New Trump Ad Shows Montage Of People He’ll Kill If Elected. The Onion hits close to home again. (via Fark

A Home with a Detachable Office. It rolls away on rails!

AI-generated images on Facebook are fooling too many people. (via Nag on the Lake)

Thanks to Brother Bill for a large batch of brand new links images!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I always enjoy your brother's link images for this post! Today's little monsters are adorable!

Anonymous said...

You can’t compare the 1948 Olympics with the 2024 games. Right in the story it says, “...the conditions would seem somewhat penurious compared to today’s standards,...” It’s the standards the athletes, attendees, and press expect (demand) or they’ll bitch and moan forever.

16 minutes babbling about the moving office on rails. His childhood train sets, interplay with trees and light, yada yada yada. It’s an office, it needs electricity, communications, maybe internet, how does it get them???