Links worth clicking in to:
- You say you saw a Mermaid egh? Map: Merpeople Sightings 1610-1784
- How segregated is America really? Really segregated actually.
- Business Insider really went all out on this one:What to get Mom for Mother’s Day.
- Do you know the difference between a cavum and a cauda? News from the Cloud Appreciation Society, because it’s a thing.
In 1968, a train carried Robert Kennedy’s body from New York City to Washington, D.C., for burial in Arlington Cemetery. Along the way, people lined the tracks to bid farewell. The video below captures this beautiful and spontaneous goodbye accompanied by Kennedy’s own words.
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:
Lego, always a step ahead…
Lego men and women have little holes on the top of their heads to allow air to pass through, in case a child ever gets one stuck in their throat. True story.
All wrapped up in fear lace…
Hundreds of years ago, people put spider webs on their wounds. They believed it would help stop the bleeding. Scientists now know that the spider’s silk contains vitamin K which does, in fact, reduce bleeding. Dun, Dun, Dun!
SHARKS ARE OLDER THAN TREES…
The earliest species that we could classify as “tree,” the now-extinct Archaeopteris, lived around 350 million years ago, in forests where the Sahara desert is now. Sharks, on the other hand, have been terrorizing the seas for 400 million years, so there ya go.