odds and ends

The famed Grand Central Station in New York City turns 100 this year.  Here’s a look back at the iconic location over the years.

One of my favorite series to read as a kid was Laura Ingalls’ Little House on the Prairie.  Turns out Mary, her sister became blind from something else, not scarlet fever as it has been reported.

At Christmas, the burning Yule log on TV is a familiar sight. But in Norway, there is an actual television series on firewood.  Seriously.

Good news, people.  Beef rainbows, the slightly iridescent patches that you can find on beef sometimes are harmless.  Eat away.

You would think that optimists would live longer than pessimists, but sadly, that does not seem to be the case.

I love me some Girl Scout cookies but I think this is ridiculous.  Some thief or thieves really wanted  Girl Scout cookies so bad that they stole $18,900 worth from a warehouse in Germany.

Sriracha, better  known as the “rooster sauce” has become overwhelmingly popular, surprisingly with little promotion from the purveyors of this favorite.

Mental Floss has compiled a list of nine historic methods of contraception.  I’m relieved at how far we’ve come.

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