Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Links

Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9) (above)

Meet the 15 Kens in Mattel's New Doll Line: In the future, we will no longer have names or races. We will all be Ken. Take a look at the line up and determine which Ken you'll be.

Thousand Islands is so much more than a Salad Dressing Gorgeous photos of the archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddle the Canadian and US border. Via

The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

Baby Name Guide: Updated for 2017 Made me laugh.

The American Dental Refugees of Mexico’s “Molar City”: A mouth full of healthy teeth has become a luxury in America, and the divide between rich teeth and poor teeth has become a stark symbol of inequality.

The Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries 

There's An Entire Scottish Village For Sale 

Cyanotypes of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1843) 

On a Wonderful, Beautiful, Almost Failed Sentence By Virginia Woolf  Brian Dillon writes about the 181-word  first sentence of Woolf’s 1926 essay “On Being Ill.”

Inside the Notorious Camp Where Refugees Sewed Their Lips Shut

The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity.

The Ultimate Upper Peninsula (Michigan) Road Trip Guide 

Writers Looking for Forever Homes: Adoption Listings

I Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Workout. It Nearly Broke Me.  - Via

France’s Green Venice. Marais Poitevin in south west France covers a huge area – over 370 square miles. The French know it as la Venise Verte. Lovely photographs.

Wine connoisseurs or charlatans? "It smells like sweaty cheese in here,” thunders Domen Presern, a chemistry PhD student, announcing his presence at a second-floor Thai restaurant in Oxford. “Something with lactate crystals. Manchego?”

You can walk around Machu Picchu using Google Streetview

It's been way too long since my last Simon's Cat post so here you go: A Compilation of Simon's Cat Chaos That Reminds Simon He Really Needs a Vacation

Art Nouveau at its finest: The city of Nancy was the center of an architectural movement


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