Want to hang out with hundreds of cats in paradise? Head to the Lanai Cat Sanctuary on one of Hawaii’s smallest islands. The mission of the Lanai…… Read more “#AlohaFriday Hawaii Cat Sanctuary Is Home to More Than 600 Kitties”
In 1915, Harry Houdini performed a trick that saw him buried beneath six feet of earth. It didn’t exactly go off without a hitch, however: He clawed his way out—but it nearly killed him.
BAGS O’ MYSTERY
An 1850 term for sausages, “because no man but the maker knows what is in them. … The ‘bag’ refers to the gut which contained the chopped meat.”
Grab some cheesecake—Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia are coming home.
“Only the strong survive,” she was quoted as saying. from Mental Floss http://bit.ly/2KqxR0v Sign up for Frankie’s newsletter and get a free Professor Molly story Blog |…… Read more “A 92-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Fourth College Degree”
There never were any snakes in Ireland, partly for the same reason that there are no snakes in Hawaii, Iceland, New Zealand, Greenland, or Antarctica: the Emerald Isle is,…… Read more “Why Are There No Snakes in Ireland?”
The study, which appears in Scientific Reports, shows that wine has an effect on one’s glymphatic function, or the way the brain removes toxins. To clear itself of damaging…… Read more “Drink Up: New Study Concludes Wine Can Offset Dementia”
In medieval Britain, if human remains were disturbed in the grave or disinterred, they would be removed from the cemetery and placed in what was called a…… Read more “Step Inside a 13th-Century Chapel Filled With Human Remains—Using Digital Models”
According to Mental Floss, chaste Amish romances are out; Amish vampire erotic thrillers are in. As are mermaids, cavemen, aliens, and NASCAR drivers. And then there’s the…… Read more “8 (9?) Unusual Romance Novel Genres”
Now that spring is here, no matter how committed you are to cars, it’s hard to resist an occasional mosey or stroll. Whether you prefer ambling through…… Read more “Snaffle, Soodle, Snudge: Wonderful Old Words for Walking We Should Bring Back”