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Friday, 24 January 2020

Emma Willard's Maps of Time

quote [ In the 21st-century, infographics are everywhere. In the classroom, in the newspaper, in government reports, these concise visual representations of complicated information have changed the way we imagine our world. Susan Schulten explores the pioneering work of Emma Willard (1787–1870), a leading feminist educator whose innovative maps of time laid the groundwork for the charts and graphics of today. ]

Across the map, one time for ya
[SFW] [art]
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Thursday, 23 January 2020

The Mysterious “Order of the Odd Fellows” that frankly, belongs in a Wes Anderson Movie

quote [ It’s a name that had me instantly transfixed, like something Wes Anderson had dreamt up for his next film. The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows – a secret society for … odd people? Why had I never heard of it? Never one to resist the pull of a promising rabbit hole, I would soon discover that the international fraternity I’d accidentally stumbled upon had existed for centuries, possibly longer, and at one point during America’s “Golden Age of Fraternalism”, grew larger than the Freemasons. ]

Why do the heathens rage behind the firehouse
[SFW] [people]
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

quote [ Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, his agent has said ]

I've left my body to science
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
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Mistakes Were Made

quote [ Technology vendors like SAP may rake in billions of dollars a year helping big companies build complex tech infrastructures, but they screw up—often. ]

baader meinhof style
[SFW] [business] [+2 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:07amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

The Brennan Gyro-Monorail: The World’s First Single-Track Railcar That Was Never Developed Beyond the Prototype Stage

quote [ The Brennan Gyro-Monorail was developed by the Irish-born Australian inventor Louis Brennan (1852–1932). It was 40 feet long and weighed 22 tons, and was designed to carry 10 tons. Speed on the level was 22 mph. The vehicle was balanced by two vertical gyroscopes mounted side by side, and spinning in opposite directions at 3000 rpm. ]

Dreamin' 'bout a monorail to take you away.
[SFW] [history] [+3 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 20 January 2020

Photographing Aaron Hernandez on the Same Day He Shot Someone

quote [ I am writing this after getting a torrent of texts from friends and family who have been watching the documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez on Netflix. It turns out I’m in it… an image of me on set with Aaron appears in the second episode. ]

Now I'm caught up like Aaron Hernandez
[SFW] [sports] [+1 Interesting]
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Sunday, 19 January 2020

Terry-Thomas, Jimmy Tarbuck And The Diamond Cigarette Holder Heist

quote [ TERRY-Thomas had arrived. It wasn’t exactly overnight but most people thought so. It was 1946 and he was compèring a revue at the Prince of Wales Theatre. ]

Very expressive cigarette holder
[SFW] [people]
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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Missouri could jail librarians for lending 'age-inappropriate' books

quote [ Bill would allow parents to decide whether children should have access to controversial books, with heavy penalties if libraries disobey ]

Ban questionable books, and contribute to many other Godly services.
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 17 January 2020

The Story Behind One of Star Wars' Most Recognizable Posters

quote [ If two people made one of the most iconic Star Wars posters ever in less than two days, wouldn’t you want to hear that story? ]

I want the things that I had before
Like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Karl Patterson Schmidt: The Herpetologist Who Documented His Own Death For Science

quote [ Karl Patterson Schmidt was an eminent American herpetologist—one who studies amphibians and reptiles. He worked for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and then for the Field Museum in Chicago, during which he made several expedition to Central and South America to collect specimens for the museum. He was also the president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. During his long scientific career, Schmidt handled countless deadly snakes. But in 1957, he made the fatal mistake of underestimating the toxicity of a juvenile boomslang snake, sent to him by the director of the Lincoln Park Zoo for identification. ]

The sea is unbecoming, but still we take it on
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

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