Sunday Links

World's oldest extant basketball court - 1893, Paris (above) Via 

A Twitter feed showing composers doing normal shit Via FB friend Hal

The Kentucky Cardinal, a bourbon-centric cocktail named after the nightly train service that once connected Chicago to Kentucky. Bottoms up!

Back in the USSR by doll photographer Lara Vychuzhanina

You might never be a Nobel Prize winner but you can eat like one: This Restaurant in Sweden Offers Every Meal Served at the Nobel Banquet Since 1922

Mining Accident Dolls

Chalkdust puzzle Christmas card 2019: The card looks boring at first glance, but contains 9 puzzles. Via Futility Closet 

Tipsy, the Expert Midtown Mouser Who Helped Police Solve a Murder Two weeks after the body of an unidentified woman was discovered in a Connecticut mill pond, a cat helped police find the murder weapon in the East 40th Street apartment where the woman had been killed. Via

Cyclist creates festive reindeer on map app

 The community of the deodars: Altadena’s Christmas Tree Lane 

Repairing a hand-knit sock with a knit-in-place patch You're welcome.

A decade of destruction in New York City  Via PfRC

A Drive Around Lake Michigan in November, Searching for One Thing or Another

Purple Rain and She’s Gotta Have It Among 2019 Picks for National Film Registry

The Last Shakers? The last members of the celibate sect whose population has been in decline since the Civil War.

82 Vintage Cookbooks, Free to Download

The adorable Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago are decorated for Christmas. Link

DIY Rocket Inspired Atomic Camper

When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away  Mr. Long had become a chimera, the technical term for the rare person with two sets of DNA.

 9 Rules of Wile E. Coyote 

The story of these children was horrifying. For some it didn't get much better. Ceausescu's Orphans 30 years later