Thursday, August 12, 2021

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, a heartwarming story: Note From a Dad

This is an early link from C. Lee (more later), and it's a fantastic read: Why medieval city-builder video games are historically inaccurate

This is nothing short of astonishing: Scientists unveil extinct Ice Age lion cubs pulled from Russian permafrost

This is such a great story: ‘I’ve been poor for a long time’: after many rejections, Karen Jennings is up for the Booker

Great links from C. Lee, as always. First, a remarkable person: Abebech Gobena, the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Africa, Dies at 85. An interesting option: Older Singles Have Found a New Way to Partner Up: Living Apart. What a wonderful idea: Sleeping or Dead? and other hilarious “practical books for librarians” in pulp classic form. Bad asses: In a Spider vs. Snake Battle, These 40 Arachnids Would Defeat and Devour Their Serpentine Foes. This is very helpful (I'm sort of a vintage electronic myself): How to Preserve Vintage Electronics. This is fascinating: The Mysterious Street Snack That Has Baffled Botanists for Decades.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and I feel like you can spend more time installing mods for Skyrim than actually playing Skyrim: Here's Skyrim with over 500 mods and ray tracing.

From David Gloier, and this is amazing: The Lost Canyon Under Lake Powell

From Meg McReynolds, and this is so wonderful (I watched Aguirre, the Wrath of God last week, #92): If Werner Herzog Reviewed Trader Joe’s on Yelp.

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