An 1864 letter from Abraham Lincoln replying to the “Children’s petition to the president asking him to free all the little slave children in this country” is said to be the auction’s centrepiece at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday.
Still I don’t know if I have a soul Or if Heaven’s the place to go...– Dave Matthews, “Proudest Monkey,” extended version
How to refill a "disposable" Brita brand water... →
Infuse Vodka →
Mmm. Sounds good to me.
Top 10 April Fools' Pranks for Nerds →
via Wired.com The Cork Stand The challenge: Drop a wine cork so it lands upright. The barfly’s secret: Hold the cork horizontally and drop it from a height 1.5 times its length. Almost every time (don’t bet the house on this), one end of the cork will strike the table first. Its rotational momentum will be just great enough to make it pivot 90 degrees on the hop and stick the landing...
In awesomeness, Ken Lee
I’m a new soul I came to this strange world hoping I could learn a bit...– Yael Naim, ”New Soul”
Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business →
Also REALLY great article.
3 Theories That Might Blow Up the Big Bang →
Snake bursts after gobbling gator →
Whattt is thiss bulllsheeeetttttt???
Obama a distant cousin of Bush from the bbc.com It has emerged that Barack Obama is a tenth cousin, once removed, of the man whose job he wants - George W Bush. They are linked by Samuel Hinkley of Cape Cod, who died in 1662. Mr Obama is also a distant cousin of the actor Brad Pitt while Hillary Clinton is related to Mr Pitt’s girlfriend, Angelina Jolie. The ties of the US...
Hmm, I think I like him better with the beard.
Makes me feel like I can take him more seriously than with the baby-faced look.
A happy Easter thought...
So, a co-worked of mine showed me this link, a study that “found” Religion ‘linked to happy life’. And while I knew there were multiple things to critique from this article, study, and others like it, I had a hard time bringing together the words while I was in front of him. Now that I’ve had time to look around and compare my thoughts to others, here is a series of...
Ex-'70s radical free back in custody →
Who writes these headlines for CNN.com? Bc that makes no sense whatsoever. What does ex-70s mean? And while she had been freed, that word is unnecessary is that headline. Come onnn guyyys. »note: it has since been changed to “‘70s radical-turned-housewife back in prison.” Yep, much more clear.
In Most Species, Faithfulness Is a Fantasy →
Told ya so…
Ooooor how bout these ones:
I feel like i don’t even really care who wins anymore…. Juuust as long as it’s not this guy:
20 Things You Didn't Know About Sex
And you thought you knew everything… by Dean Christopher at discovermagazine.com 1 Life emerged on earth about 3.8 billion years ago, but sex did not evolve until more than 2 billion years later. Dirty limericks emerged only quite recently, geologically speaking. 2 Sex—what is it good for? Scientists are not sure, since asexual...
Christianity: The belief that a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can...– unknown, from GodlessGeeks.com
EASTER QUIZ 1. Who first came to the tomb on Sunday morning? a. one woman (John 20:1) b. two women (Matt. 28:1) c. three women (Mark 16:1) d. more than three women (Luke 23:55-56; 24:1,10) 2. She (they) came a. while it was still dark (Matt. 28:1; John 20:1) b. after the sun had risen (Mark 16:2) 3. The woman (women) came to the tomb a. to anoint the body of Jesus with spices...
Stuff White People Like →
Native Americans Traced to Six 'Founding Mothers' →
Nearly all of today’s Native Americans in North, Central and South America can trace part of their ancestry to six women whose descendants immigrated around 20,000 years ago, a DNA study suggests. Those women left a particular DNA legacy that persists to today in about 95 percent of Native Americans, researchers said. The women lived between 18,000 and 21,000 years ago, though not...
It's Pi Day
Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling In mystic force and magic spelling. SLICE OF PI : 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971
Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over...– Walt Whitman (I’m getting prepared for the Richard Dawkins lecture tomorrow, if you can’t tell ;) )
Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural...
Actress from 'Gilligan's Island' serving... →
This is pretty funny, and a fairly good excuse: “Wells said she’d just given a ride to three hitchhikers and had dropped them off when they began smoking something. Gutierrez found half-smoked joints and two small cases used to store marijuana.” However, this is not the face of a 69 year old woman:
Closing Up Shop →
“Economic downturn and corporate competition leave The Commons in a constant state of flux.” Sad, so sad.
Why the Hipster Must Die: A modest proposal to... →
Apparently I’m in a hatin’ mood :)
Da Vinci's World - Through Mirrors →
(image from timworstall.com)
This picture is actually not unpatriotic.
All that picture shows is that he’s not brainwashed into some weird need to put a hand to his chest. He’s still standing respectfully. People can get so wrapped up in the word “patriotic,” thinking that that is all that matters. Symbols, like a flag, are symbols. How you react to such symbols doesn’t necessarily say anything about your love for the country. They can...
17 Tips for NYC Subway Smoothness →
True, true, aaaand true.
Explains a lot...