If you have yet to hear Bill Murray wax wise on the ways of being, you are missing out.
Links worth clicking in to:
- The Benjamin Franklin papers are available online. His letters and observations have been sorted and cataloged for your reading pleasure.
- 10 Audiobooks to get you through the endless work of working out.
- The coolest darn thing I’ve played with in a while: The Wikiverse is an interactive encyclopedia set in space. Next time you fall down a wiki hole make sure it’s in a galaxy far far away.
Kick your weekend off with this little delight from the Talking Heads.
The world is an overwhelming place for the curious mind and we live in an exciting time. I prefer to take it in, a few facts at a time.
This week I learned:
We need to stop calling the Dandelion a weed. New name: Cancer Killing Tea
An analysis made at the University of Windsor in Canada revealed that dandelion root effectively kills cancer cells without any side effects on the other cells in the body. While chemotherapy kills all of your cells, dandelion tea only kills cancer cells. Sip on that while you flip the proverbial bird to cancer.
Oh, that’s why it tastes like fire…
The name Brandy comes from the Dutch word brandewijn, meaning “burnt wine”. That makes so much sense. The idea of sipping on Brandy and actually sipping on Bandy are two very different realities. One is designated for men in fine robes with pipes and “important” decisions to make, the other one is equally senseless. Don’t get me started on Scotch.
“The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.” -Mitch Hedberg
Although women have been playing tennis in skirts for more than 150 years,
“short” skirts weren’t seen on the courts until the 1920s. Previously, women played tennis dressed in floor-length skirts, long sleeves, and hats. You know, like you do.