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Friday, May 27, 2016

Map of each state’s favorite Google question

Via Estately:
Using Google Autocomplete we compiled hundreds of the most common questions Americans type into the Google search bar. We ran those searches through Google Trends to determine which state queried each of these selected searches the most over the past 12 years. To be clear, the list below does not represent what each state Googles the most, it simply shows the searches each state Googles more frequently than the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.
For example, there are questions Alaskans ask more than “How to smoke salmon?”—but they ask that one a lot more often than the lower 49.

The few below jumped out at me, but the whole list is available here.

Georgia: "Why are my nipples so sore?"

South Dakota: “Why is my poop green?”

Michigan:  “Is Mr. T dead?”

Kansas: “How to make meth?”

California: “Is Bernie Sanders vegan?”

Kentucky asks, “How to make a baby?”

Arkansas: "Who won the Civil War?"

Friday links

Always be battle-ready - The Tactical Order of Dressing: An Illustrated Guide (as taught to military and emergency personnel).

A History of Tug-of-War Fatalities.

In 1913, newspapers predicted we'd be eating giant radioactive frog steaks.

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include a Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years (it's full of strange creatures who evolved separately), the Shakespeare fanatic who introduced the Bard’s birds to America (32 starlings in the 1890s to over 200 million now), the couch-potato gene, and, for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans, a celebration of Towel Day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday links

For fans of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: don't panic - today is Towel Day!

From 32 starlings in the 1890s to 200 million now: The Shakespeare Fanatic Who Introduced the Bard’s Birds to America

The Science of Laziness: Is There a Couch-Potato Gene?

Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include advice from c. 1450 on soothing a teething baby, thelast tribe of headhunters, how to become a mutant, and survival tips from 100 years ago. Also, an answer to an age old question: could you get drunk from drinking a drunk person's blood?

Monday, May 23, 2016

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the laughing Chewbacca mask lady

Via everybody:
The mask was no ordinary Chewbacca mask, but made the cry of a Wookiee when the mouth was opened. The sound made Payne laugh even harder, which in turn opened the mask's mouth wider and made the sound play again.

For a solid two minutes, Payne could not stop laughing.

Plus this: Chewbacca mask hawked at insane prices on Amazon and eBay

Monday links

Anoint the gums with the brains of a hare: advice from c. 1450 on soothing a teething baby. Apparently dog milk works, too.

The Last Headhunters: the Konyak Naga tribe no longer cuts off the heads of their enemies, but the oldest warriors carry the tattoos that recorded their victories.

25 Lost Survival Tips from 100 Years Ago – with Illustrations.

Could you get drunk from drinking a drunk person's blood?

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include early attempts to produce the flying car we were supposed to have by now, how to find out everything Google knows about you, barber pole history, and why we put candles on birthday cakes.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

How to become a mutant

Epic How To explains what mutations are and what you need to do to become a mutant.
Sometimes being human is hard. So why not be a mutant instead? Joe tells you everything you need to know to become the next X-Men.

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