These mastodon bones unearthed in CA may point to human presence in North America far earlier than previously believed: Prehistoric Humans in CA At the Facebook developer conference last week, VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri explained how the FB news feed works (more or less) and hinted at some things to come: Facebook News … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Humans in North America Earlier than Thought, Facebook News Feed Explained, SFF Net Shuts Down, and Your Week as Golf
The first trailer for the new Thor: Ragnarok movie is out. It looks like it's going to be another good MCU film. "We're friends from work!" *snerk*: Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Here are the incredible students of Colaiste Lurgen with another amazing Gaelic language cover, this time of the Toto hit "Africa." If the beautiful harmonies and … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Thor Trailer, Gaelic Cover of “Africa”, Don’t Do These Things in Emails, and New Guinea Wild Dog Found
I am writing this on Saturday, which is April 1, and, at least here in the US, is known as April Fools Day. It's a day when people play (harmless) pranks on others to make them seem gullible. It is all in good fun, although, yes. there are times when people take things too far. … Continue reading Monday Musings: April Fool!
Did you know that fish sing? They do, and here's a recording of them doing it: Singing Fish Oh, oh, oh! Another NFL Bad Lip Reading video! Happy, happy, joy, joy: Bad Lip Reading Now you can have luxury travel accommodations and stay environmentally friendly thanks to these high-end hotels that practice sustainability: Sustainable Luxury … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Singing Fish, Bad Lip Reading, Sustainable Travel Luxury, and Sand Ripples on Mars
Today's links will be of cuteness. Mostly animal cuteness. Click. Watch. Smile. 2016 Baby Animals Compilation What cuteness video set is complete without a baby goat trying to figure out how to jump? Baby Goat If you want to entertained non-stop, it seems you need to get your dog a trampoline: Dogs on Trampolines And, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cuteness. Only Cuteness.
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I'm confused. Let me start by saying that I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and I have not read the first three. I am not sure it would have helped. If Brandon Sanderson is able to keep all of … Continue reading Friday Review: Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians Book 4: The Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson
The Hubble telescope has recorded what may be major activity under Jupiter's moon Europa: Water Plumes on Europa (Which is all well and good, but I can't help thinking of 2010: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE." Maybe we should just leave well enough alone?) … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!
If you are a fan of British Isle folk songs, you will enjoy these. (It's also pretty good advice.): Making Light Here's a short gag reel from "Captain America: Civil War," full of giggles and cursing. (Hey, you try to say "Ms. Maximoff manipulates molecular..."!): Gag Reel This cave in Romania has been isolated for … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from British Folk Songs, Civil War Gag Reel, Ancient Cave, and Bad Lip Reading NFL
I don't know that I would call all of these "insane," but there are some interesting creatures in this list: Nordic Folklore Creatures We all know animals do some funny things, but these photos won the first Comedy Animal Pictures awards: Funny Animals This is pretty danged cool! This week, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Folklore Creatures, Funny Animal Photos, SpaceX Lands a Rocket, and Christmas
This is kind of long, and detailed, but I thought it was fascinating, especially for a writer. If you want to write an apocalyptic final days set in the US, this might come in handy: If the US Declared War on Itself Even Loki should know better: Loki Argues with Kids Some are better than … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: If the US Declared War on Itself, Loki Argues with Kids, Avengers in Their Spare Time, and EM Drive Possible?