odds and ends

Surprisingly, cue cards haven’t all been replaced by teleprompters.  SNL still swears by this guy.

Jeanne Baret travelled the world in a time where women had very limited opportunities.  Only now, is her contributions to science being recognized instead of being attributed to a man.

Foodbeast explains 10 food idioms. My favorite is “happy as a clam”.

Lindsay Lohan’s made for TV movie “Liz and Dick” premiered just a few days ago to poor reviews.  The Fug Girls have helpfully done a recap of the unintentionally hilarious movie and shown probably the best part of the movie, the costumes.

A photographer documents the faces of Marines who were sent to Afghanistan, before, during and after their tour.

The People’s Daily newspaper, the official mouthpiece of China’s Communist party has been duped by the Onion, the satirical newspaper and website.  The People’s Daily newspaper picked up the Onion’s piece on Kim Jong-un, their “Sexiest Man Alive of 2012“.

If you’ve ever wondered why chile peppers make people cough, Mental Floss has the answer.

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