Sunday Links

Man with Rickshaw on Tree-lined Road
Anonymous (Herbert Geddes Collection), ca. 1900

I love the image above from The Public Domain Review

From a vegetarian dog to a walking piece of kitchen equipment: The eccentric dog breeds that vanished

London Pub Details I have graced more than a few of these with my presence over the years (via FB pal Hal)

Blunder, Thunder, Fop, Smoker, Smooch and more lost and found dogs in Regency era England (via Strange Company)

A 1936  Project to Make the Second Floor of the Eiffel Tower Accessible by Car 

Food Timeline  Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why?

Have you tried this? (Thanks Bruce!)

Pollinator Pathmaker is a campaign to make art for pollinators, planted and cared for by humans. (via Web Curios)

What aliens would think if they watched us play golf (or as Furio on the Sopranos called it 'Stupid-a-fucking game')

The World's Most Expensive Private Residence is located on 'Billionaires Road' in Mumbai, India. The 400,000 square foot home even has a ‘snow room’ that produces snowflakes!

This week's house envy is an Arts and Crafts  restoration  in charming Dulwich Village, South London.

'I sense you know where this conversation is going, so I won’t pussyfoot any longer: the mice, Sylv. We thought you would take care of the mice.' An annual performance review with the dog

This Jello mold has more brainwave activity than many people I see on social media.

On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match. If you are interested and have 90 minutes here's The award-winning documentary

If you're hungry Babushka will feed you: The Book Of Tasty and Healthy Food , the story of an iconic Soviet cookbook.

I've always wanted to visit Japan but in the meantime I have subscribed to  Tiny Barber, Post Office, a pop-up newsletter by Craig Mod about his 500km+ walk through ten cities in Japan. 

At a loss for words? This might help: OneLook Reverse Dictionary and Thesaurus (via TMN)

Font is a cutlery set that uses design and technology to create an inclusive dining experience for users with different abilities. 

A birthday buffet for an otter Those wee squeals of appreciation!


  1. Anonymous11:39 am

    "What aliens would think if they watched us play golf"... doesn't this apply to ALL chasin'-da-stupid-a-fuckin'-ballz sports... but also to people who watch, pay to watch, and/or invest so much of their time intellect monies and energy to the pseudo-hatfield-mccoy-divide-and-conquer feud-alism that these sports breed?

  2. I'm like an alien. I don't understand the emotional investment some people (some of them couch potatoes) have in sporting events.


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