What are the most difficult emotions to fake? The answers may surprise you. Unless you said "surprise." Because that's one of them.
"How many rats does it take to put together a sheep?" —Before you click on that link think long and hard about why someone might want this information.
"Does reading in dim light hurt your eyes?" Bonus: Why do pirates wear eye patches?
Will reheating food in plastic containers give you the cancers? Probably. I mean, everything else seems to, so it seems unlikely that it wouldn't. On the other hand, you're gonna die anyway, and carrying around a ceramic bowl is super-inconvenient. It's a toss-up, I guess.
Can exercise kill you? Yes. Yes it can.
"Polls show the majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, but should dogs have it too?"
Even At His Heaviest Elvis Presley Probably Would Not Have Been Able To Bear The Freight Of This Much Symbolism
"Could the Elvis, the hillbilly cat, also be a Avalon mist-figure from an Arthurian Lord-of-the-Dance saga, or the myths of wounded Fisher Kings that stretched clear back to the megaliths of prehistory — and were so seriously and ironically invoked when Constantine and St. Augustine were mixing up Jesus Christ with Mithras to create the official deity of the Roman War Machine? Elvis the Fertility God may have also found himself cross fertilized by the horned and phallic, dark Legba divinities of Dahomey with their human sacrifices and Amazon girl soldiers, but, hell, isn’t that the just story of rock’n’roll?" —Mick Farren [...]
"WHAT is it about Baz Luhrmann that tickles the nerve of reviewers so firmly it sees them racing to their blogs proclaiming disapproval of all he does before he has even done it? Is it his love of bold, technicolour dance sequences? Perhaps it's his penchant for melodrama and theatrical characters? Or is it because he's not making gritty, hard-hitting films about life in the suburbs?" —I… DON'T KNOW! You know what I would be first in line to see though? A movie called Baz Luhrmann's Black Hobbit. Don't pretend like that wouldn't be amazing. [Via]
"I have a friend who swears up and down he once saw Eno in a sleazy mid-70s porno loop, in a big 'daisy-chain' orgy scene ('Who else had such a hairstyle back then?' he’d ask). I always dismissed this, but maybe he was right?"
"The fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, on Wednesday, April 17, killed at least a dozen people and destroyed several blocks of the small town. Is your neighborhood next?"
Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze? Fuck if I know. This isn't much help either. If you ever figure it out, drop me a line.
"Pope Francis Has One Lung: What Organs Can You Live Without?"