|Helen Frankenthaler, Sure Violet, 1979. Currently part of an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum, but only for a few days more.|
Where are the Voyager spacecraft? And where are the last remaining people on earth who still control their mission?
|How about 570 scans from da Vinci's The Codex Arundel?|
The USS Indianapolis has been found at a depth of 18,000 feet in the Pacific Ocean. This wreck is historically significant. The ship was returning to the U.S. after delivering the atomic bomb to Tinian Island. After it was sunk, the surviving crew was butchered by sharks. (The story told in Jaws is real.)
|Just one of many vintage advertisements that hasn't aged well.|
|The oldest known photo of a U.S. president from 1843. Do you know who it is?|
|Literally the first U.S. coin ever minted. Worth an estimated $10 million.|
According to this video explainer, Led Zeppelin's John Bonham's drumming excellence was due to the fact that he played more along with the lead guitar than the bass.
The Great 78 Project is digitizing music from vintage 78 rpm records. I'm not going to even try to explain that to young-uns. There's a 1951 recording of Yosemite Sam singing (i.e. Mel Blanc).
|Screen grab of Divisional Articulations, an animation by Max Hattler. You know me and black and white animation.|
Total sperm count in Western men decreased 59% between 1973 and 2011 and continues to do so, likely due to chemical exposure, stress, obesity, smoking, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise.
A map showing the literal origin of U.S. state names. Texas = Friend.
I had no idea there was a Microsoft Office World Championship.
|The Ta-Ta Towel (a cross between a terry cloth towel, a scarf, and a bra) is apparently a thing. And enough of a thing that it's sold out. "Keep them high, keep them dry."|
Aside from sharp blades near your junk, shaving your pubes is riskier than you think - it leads to a significant increase in the risk for a sexually transmitted infection.
Double-Stuff Oreos only have 1.86 times the cream filling of a regular Oreo. And Mega-Stuff has 2.68 times the cream. Science has spoken.
Eighteen (18?) foods that make you poop. #3 Almonds. #10 Coffee (duh).
And this guy collects poo. At least after its been fossilized.
...the same name to different things. ~Henry Poincare