A Few Mild Diversions

A ridiculous mid-70s musical number from a Sandy Duncan TV variety special featuring “middle square” Paul Lynde giving it his all for a performance of the Jim Croce AM radio staple. Once, on Hollywood Squares, Lynde was asked “You’re the world’s most popular fruit. What are you?”.  He replied, “Humble.”

The late XXth Century restorations to the Bethleham Chapel  in the French town of Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau in Loire-Atlantique incorporated diverse pop-culture references (gremlins, aliens, etc).

People may have been eating curry for over 4,000 years, as new found evidence indicates the people of the Indus Civilization were cooking with garlic, ginger and turmeric about the time the Egyptians were building pyramids. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.

Is your sense of smell a simple matter of specific receptor binding, or is it based more on sensing quantum vibrations of a molecule? A new study shows you can smell the difference between standard hydrogen and deuterium based chemicals.

Matthew Yglesius writes of the emerging advance degree immigration arbitrage opportunity posed by the bipartisan immigration reform framework.

All hail the putative Iranian space monkey. Doesn’t he look overjoyed?


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