Wednesday Wanderings: Bikes in NYC, Curiosity Rover in 1 minute, book addicts, and some funnies.

There was no Monday Musings this week. Monday was a holiday, and I took it off. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, with good food, good drink, good friends and family. I also hope you took a moment to remember the reason we have a three-day weekend in May, and to send a thank you, silent or otherwise, to those who have served in the armed forces, and those who still do.

On to the webiverse this week –

First up, a story about bike sharing in NYC. I think this is a great idea. People pay for bus and subway passes, why not the ability to rent a bike to get around town? If it succeeds, I hope more areas consider doing something like this:

Next, a time-lapse of nine months of photos taken by the Curiosity Rover as it explores the Martian landscape. It’s only a minute long, and a bit repetitious at times, but interesting anyway:

Now, for a couple completely different things-

17 Life Lessons Learned from The Princess Bride. One of my favorite movies, and some good advice, also:

Ever get frustrated trying to spread cold butter on hot toast? The knife just tears up the bread without really spreading the butter. Well, leave it to the Japanese to figure out the solution- a butter grater! (The best part is the translation of the instructions. One of the most mangled I’ve seen in a long time.):

I will leave you with this, which is especially for some of my also book addicted friends: