Monday, June 03, 2013

Stuff around the net

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If your city has a giant rubber ducky, make sure it is the GENUINE Rubber ducky.
From fake eggs to faux brand-name handbags, China’s enterprising counterfeiters are known for pushing the limits. And ever since Hong Kong installed a 54-foot yellow duck in its harbor, charming millions of fans, they’ve been especially busy, building a veritable brood of imitation yellow ducks that now dot cities across the mainland. 
headsup DaveBarry


StartsWithAbangBlog has a nice article about supernovas. This is a simulation of the one that is now seen as the Crab nebula, that exploded in 1054



If you go back 1000 years, everyone in Europe is related to everyone else.


Ten facial reconstructions of historical figures.

hmmm....Queen Nefertiti does look a bit like Angelina Jolie
Courtesy of Discovery Channel

 but Cleopatra's sister Arsinue does not.
Courtesy of BBC One
of course, Cleo had her killed, which puts another spin on the glamourous Cleo:


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