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Friday, 27 March 2020

Barnacle Goose: The Bird That Was Believed to Grow on Trees

quote [ In the days before it was realized that birds migrate, ancient scholars struggled to explain why some species of birds appeared and disappeared as the seasons changed. The idea that these little feathered creatures can travel thousands of miles in search of food and warmth was unimaginable. But the notion was not entirely an alien one. ]

The songs of the birds
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:12amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A Brief History of Hand-washing: How a Basic Hygienic Practice Took Decades to Catch On

quote [ The history of handwashing involves far more than a change in personal habits over time, but a shift in the understanding of the state’s role in public health. ]

You wash your hands,you come come out clean
[SFW] [health]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:41amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The Acrobatic Immigrant Who Invented Pilates in a Prisoner of War Camp

quote [ Interned during WWI, circus entertainer Joseph Pilates used found materials and his fellow prisoners as his test lab, and imagined an exercise system that would captivate millions. ]

Girl move it like Pilates
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Kharanaq: Iran’s 1000-Year-Old Mud-Brick Ghost Town

quote [ At Kharanaq, an ancient citadel lies abandoned in the mountainous heart of Iran. I took a look inside the crumbling homes of this 1000-year-old ghost town. ]

Take a walk in a ghost town
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:24amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 23 March 2020

The Strange and Dangerous World of America’s Big Cat People

quote [ A headline-grabbing murder-for-hire plot helped expose the dark side of exotic animal ownership in the U.S. Is there now enough momentum to reform the industry? ]

Big cat walking on the wild side
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:19amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 22 March 2020

The imaginary king who changed the real world - Matteo Salvadore

quote [ Get to know the legend of the king known as Prester John, whose myth would impact the decisions of European leaders for 400 years. ]

Prester John is breaking downtown
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:28amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

quote [ Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored hits and won three Grammys, has died. He was 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a representative for the singer said in a statement. ]

Kenny Rogers' "Gambler" is my gambling theme
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:40amGMT] [1 comment]

Looking For Reasons To Laugh

quote [ Why “canned laughter,” a controversial element of most television comedy, feels so unnerving in its absence—and why it’s so fascinating in the first place. ]

I entered the room and the canned laughter
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 20 March 2020

The Crumbling Art of Costantino Nivola, a Picasso for the People

quote [ The Italian-born sculptor was celebrated in his lifetime but largely forgotten after his death. ]

Crumbling like the lawn art you made
[SFW] [art]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:28amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Satanic Panic

quote [ In the early 1990s, a tiny Prairie town was swept up in a wave of extraordinary accusations, involving child abuse and Satanism. Thirty years later, many are still haunted by what happened. ]

Mothafuckas panic 'cause they know I'm satanic
[SFW] [people] [+3 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [6 comments]

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