Born today in 1803:
Crystal Palace architect Joseph Paxton
Propellant-less EM drive also works in vacuum, looks like
How hummingbirds snore
Telomere extension? Sign me up.
Fascinating article on century-old balsamic
Purported earliest surviving photo of Abraham Lincoln (Most don’t buy it.)
Low-energy nuclear reaction (“cold fusion”) looking even better now
Half of earth’s heat comes from radioactive decay
Niccolò Paganini’s horrendous ailments and the even scarier treatments his doctors offered
“Impossible” EmDrive rocket engine?
Yeti may indeed be real (but more likely ursine than humanoid)
Recent diminutive discovery: Etendeka round-eared elephant shrew
Purported parallel universe Beatles album, downloadable
Asteroid 10199 Chariklo discovered to have a ring system
Russian parking violation (video)
Ball lightning less of a mystery now
Chinese moon probe (Chang’e) descent video
The People’s Democratic Republic of Dancing (Don’t miss 0:54.)
Agarwood poachers getting their just deserts
Hydrogen + nickel = copper + excess energy?
Outlaw narwal tuskers pinched
Planet dicovered, orbiting next-door neighbor star
Prince of “Sealand” Roy Bates (1921-2012)
New “few-toothed worm eater” rodent discovered
Mona Lisa, the Younger (?)
Monday, 3 August 2015
Roman date converter
Lipograms of the usual suspects: Monday’s Child, Jack & Jill, Shakespeare, etc.
Not your father’s world history
Higgledy-piggledies / Jiggery-pokeries (also known as double dactyls)
A clerihew or two (“Said Gian Lorenzo Bernini…”)
What will the next pope be named?
Concert pianist Mahani Teave
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