Saturday, December 22, 2012

The really important news of the day

Forget the Iranian bomb, the starving North Koreans, the war that never ends in Central Africa, and the fact that thousands of new agers, 9including the nuns who dissed the pope0, have evolved to a higher power and plan to remake earth for the rest of us slobs.

The really big stories are these:

The "WAGD" post of the day: The danger of Brussel Sprouts

too much Vitamin K in them, so they interfere with blood thinners.
And no, they don't sell Brussel Sprouts in the Palenke here.

The "WTF" story of the day:

A Californian woman has been left with bones growing in her eyes after a botched facelift using stem cell injections.
Twelve letters that didn't make the alphabet.

1. Thorn

Have you ever seen a place that calls itself “ye olde whatever”? As it happens, that’s not a “y”, or, at least, it wasn’t supposed to be. Originally, it was an entirely different letter called thorn, which derived from the Old English runic alphabet, Futhark.

Read the full text here:
--brought to you by mental_floss!


UKTelegraph  Andrew Osokin's photos of snowflakes and ice crystal formations.

Andrew Osokin's macro photographs of snowflakes and ice formations. The Moscow-based photographer captures detailed photos of the intricate structures of individual snowflakes and ice crystals that are in the process of melting away.
Picture: Andrew Osokin/Rex Features
Happy Solstice day.
American digest has a nice esay on Newgrange mound, whose entrance is situated so that the solstice sun shines in...

Newgrange story

headsup SenseOfEvents.

and the GrowingTeenagerBlog wishes us all a Happy Dong Zhi Festival.

he writes:
the glutinuous rice balls was actually a symbol of reunion which is an important culture in the Chinese races.

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