Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Links

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.

Dollar Street visited 264 families in 50 countries, collected 30,000 photos, then sorted the homes by income. Here's what Bill Gates has to say about it.

Pickled to Death. Back when wakes were held in homes, an astonishing number of mourners were poisoned by embalming fluid. Via Miss Cellania

List: Dante’s Inferno or Disney World? 

Place names you're almost definitely mispronouncing

A Contemporary Home Inside 18th Century Ruins The property is preserved but it looks more like a piece of sculpture than a home. It has none of the clutter that comes with actual living.

What kind of music do sharks prefer? Apparently they like to snap their fins to a jazz beat

Historical portraits of people and their pets 

When Milky Got His Money A bank glitch gave a 24-year old, down-on-his-luck Australian man access to unlimited funds. Then he did exactly what you think he did with it.

The Tedious Art of Making the Most Instagrammable Grain Bowl

China to London by Train?

The Happiest Guy in the World  For the past two decades, Mario has been a full-time resident on Royal Caribbean Cruises, accumulating over 7,300 nights at sea.

It took more than 39K bricks to build this Lego version of the royal wedding

This alchemist's guide to alcoholic beverages is clever and lovely

Foot Fungus (not the bad kind)

Collection: M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings / Institution: Boston Public Library Thanks Bruce!

 My wife’s listing all the men she’d marry if I ‘sadly passed’ This article made me chuckle.

Exercise for Women in the Early 19th Century via

 Cats Follow Robot Vacuum

Love letters as writing samples, the candidate who spoke Pirate, and other tales of amazing resumes - via

The 10 Most Uplifting Songs in the World, According to Science

RIBA reveals the 20 best new buildings in the world


Caecilia Dance said...

Hi Marilyn,

Thanks for including a link to my blog, Dance's Historical Miscellany!

Best wishes,


The Nag said...

You're most welcome, Caecilia