Thursday, September 16, 2021

Friday Links!

This is an absolutely amazing read: For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

I feel like we already knew this: Sex can relieve nasal congestion, and other work honored by 2021 Ig Nobels

These are amazing images: Nikon Small World microscopy contest 2021: A few of our favorite images

From Wally, and it's an excellent read: The Surprisingly Big Business of Library e-books. I would definitely eat one of these: You Can Get a Butterbeer Blizzard at Dairy Queen When You Order Off the Secret Menu

From Meg McReynolds, and attention Star Trek (and chair) nerds: See the unexpectedly sophisticated chairs of ‘Star Trek,’ from Eames to Perriand to Saarinen

Stellar links from C. Lee. First, and this is disturbing, it's FinCEN Files Whistleblower Now in Prison. This is a wonderful read: Octavia Butler and the Pimply, Pompous Publisher. Another (Octavia Butler was a badass): In 1980: Octavia Butler Asked, Why Is Science Fiction So White? I guess it happens in every pandemic: Profiting from the Pandemic (Vick's VapoRub). What a story! Spanish bishop quit for love for erotic writer. Well, this is almost Monty Python: The Chemists' Drinking Song

From Jonathon W., and this is a fantastic read: How Ice Cream Became the Ultimate American Comfort Food

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