Sunday, June 09, 2024

Sunday Links

Made by W. Halford of London. CREDIT: Wellcome Collection

The oldest known artificial eye is a 4,800-year-old orb with a dark central circle spoked by golden threads. The quest to craft the perfect artificial eye, through the ages  via Web Curios

Your friend is alive on Monday, you find out they’re gone on Tuesday, and you have to give remarks in front of everyone they knew on Friday. There’s almost not even enough time to freak out about the fact that you have to give a speech. But don’t worry, you’ll find a way. How to Craft a Eulogy WhenAll You Want to Do Is Crawl in a Hole

More proof that duct tape is magic: Duct tape works better than cryotherapy for warts

15th century manuscript walked and peed upon by a cat with a note to prove it.

Nice house but I wouldn’t want to paint it. (via)

The stuff of nightmares Horrorchids

Absurd Trolley Problems What would you do? Would others agree with you?

Supernumerary body parts A case where two heads are probably not better than one? (via)

The Watermelon Kimono embodies the spirit of summer.

"From brown trout becoming “addicted” to methamphetamine to European perch losing their fear of predators due to depression medication, scientists warn that modern pharmaceutical and illegal drug pollution is becoming a growing threat to wildlife."

If English was written like Chinese The English spelling system is such a pain, we might as well switch to hanzi. (via)

Little Village is an effort to extend Detroit’s renaissance beyond the borders of downtown by rehabilitating a former church, reimagining a distinctive bakery and repurposing vacant surface lots among them.

St. Peter Stiftskulinarium in Salzburg, Austria has served food since AD 803, making it the oldest restaurant in Europe, and by most measures, in the entire world.

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