odds and ends

I’ve heard of bomb sniffing dogs but dynamite sniffing bees is news to me. Mental Floss teaches us about 6 unusual members of Mother Nature’s bomb squad.

The Smithsonian details the history of the humble lawn ornament, the plastic pink flamingo.

Vanity Fair’s next cover features Katie Holmes and a controversial piece on Tom Cruise and his search with Scientology for his next wife after Nicole Kidman.  An Iranian actress, Nazanin Boniadi has been detailed as one who considered and what happened during the process and after when she was deemed unfit.

Flavorwire compiled a list of 10 quirky cookbooks.  Sriracha anyone?

Cameron Hughes is a professional fan.  He actually gets paid by teams to attend games and rile up the crowds, often getting swag as well.  It might not be all that it’s cracked up to be since he has no permanent residence or benefits.

There is a tumblr devoted solely to Guys in Suits.  Ladies, if this doesn’t cheer you up, I don’t know what will.

A writer at the Cut tries out Elizabeth Taylor’s diet.  Yes, Elizabeth Taylor, the renowned actress wrote a diet book.  And it sounds horrible but kind of hilarious.

Your crutch word says something about you.  I use “like” and “um”.  What can I say, I’m not the most articulate person.

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