items of interest to me and, possibly, to you.

 
 

skunkbear:

These are “spurious correlations" (created by Tyler Vigen) paired with a comic (by XKCD).

Here’s the cool thing: Vigen points out that when we laugh at these correlations we are actually acting like scientists. He explains it better than I can in this video.

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She started out in an era when not only could she not say the word abortion on TV, she could not even acknowledge that she was seven months pregnant while appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show. A lone woman in a man’s world, Rivers made it a point to break rules.

Joan Rivers: Comedy queen turned fashion critic dies

 
 
He might look like Bruce Vilanch cosplaying as Daenerys Targaryen, but his effortless way around a guitar melody is the stuff unwise crushes are made of.

J Mascis: Tied to a Star | PopMatters

 
seventhsontattoo:

Octopus by @davidrobinson_mybloodyart #davidrobinson #seventhsontattoo #sanfrancisco #octopus

seventhsontattoo:

Octopus by @davidrobinson_mybloodyart #davidrobinson #seventhsontattoo #sanfrancisco #octopus

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skunkbear:

We’ve tried lots of strategies for getting salmon over dams to their spawning grounds — fish ladders, fish elevators, fish trucks … even fish helicopters. But all of those methods are expensive and none of them are efficient.

Enter the salmon cannon.

(This reminds me of the old joke: What did the fish say when it ran into a wall? “Dam.”

Maybe they’ll have to change the punchline to “Shoot.”)

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Fort Cronkhite (by Dana L. Brown)

Fort Cronkhite (by Dana L. Brown)

 
But first — and I’m writing this up top because I don’t want you to miss it — if you take one thing away from this article about what works for weight loss it’s this: there is no magic diet, no belly blaster or flab fighter, no weight loss wonder, or thinning superfood. You can ignore the noise, the hype, the branding, the celebrity-endorsed diet books, and the Dr. Oz-backed metabolism boosting miracles in a bottle. You can even ignore the contradictory studies that come out every few months — or in this case, on the same day.

The one thing you need to know about weight loss and diet studies - Vox

 
 
 

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