Technicolour postcards featuring images of Weeki Wachee Springs performing mermaids (image above) via Memo Of The Air
“If you see me, then weep.” Hunger stones are making an unwelcome return in drought-ravaged Europe.
How Renew A Cast Iron Skillet Using Easy-Off Oven Cleaner It might be necessary to strip down and take a shower at some point during the process to prevent the lye from dissolving your skin but at the end you'll have a clean pan. (via FB pal Hal)
The Dreadnought Hoax was an elaborate 1910 prank involving the battleship HMS Dreadnought and a fake delegation of Abyssinian royals that included members of the Bloomsbury Group. (courtesy of FB pal Hal)
A high resolution photo of Buffalo NY Public Library, Lafayette Square circa 1908. Link
Hot Road was a perfume by Harley-Davidson. It was not a big seller. Could be that it was not on brand or perhaps it smelled like hot tar and biker sweat.
The Post Building on New Oxford Street is a free roof garden in central London with stunning city views.
Good luck getting anything built in Sim Nimby, a game that supports new development, affordable housing, more equitable living, etc. (via perfect for roquefort cheese)
Can I Tell You a Secret In this new podcast Guardian journalist Sirin Kale takes us to a small town in the north of England to uncover how one man began a decade of cyberstalking.
Activist-themed concept products by MOTHER GOODS (bullet-proof lounge wear, a luxury handcuff phone case, a tool manicure for the do-shit bitch, a gay blood collection and more) via Web Curios
A tour of all the pizza styles in the United States
43 Literary Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Fall (I've been looking forward to the documentary about the life of Patricia Highsmith)
I recently saw something in a petrol station toilet southbound on the M1 that I can never unsee Why are public toilets so crappy?
Marcella Hazan's exquisitely simple tomato sauce recipe is a much used favourite of mine. The thirtieth anniversary edition of her classic cookbook Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking has just been released.
All About Tritium Exit Signs The good news is they are zero power. The bad news is they're radioactive.
Have you ever wondered what happens if someone on a cruise ship falls overboard?