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University of Malaga scientists were studying the cardiovascular systems of Atlantic sawmill catsharks (catshark (Galeus atlanticus) when they found one with two heads. This is the first time that dicephaly (two-headedness) has been seen in an egg-laying shark. From National Geographic: The causes of dicephaly aren't known, but the researchers??led by Valent?n Sans-Coma of the University of Malaga??suspect that genetics are the most likely culprit (rather than some environmental factor, ? la Blinky, the three-eyed fish, from The Simpsons)... "We see two-headed sharks occasionally," says George Burgess, director of the Florida program for shark research at the Florida Museum of Natural History. "It's an anomaly, caused by a genetic misfir read more »
The Newark Public Library is the scene of Philip Roth's novella Goodbye, Columbus. Now, Roth is donating his personal book collection to that same library. From the New York Times: Mr. Roth??s library, some 4,000 volumes, is now stored mostly at his house in northwest Connecticut, where it has more or less taken over the premises. A room at the back of the house has been given over to nonfiction. It has library shelves, library lighting ?? everything except a librarian, Mr. Roth said recently on the phone from his New York apartment. Fiction starts in the living room, takes up all the walls in a front study, and has also colonized a guest bedroom upstairs. Copies of Mr. Roth??s own books and their many translations are stuffed in closets read more »
I've?never really felt the need to?purchase?a smartwatch because a lot of them aren't very functional, but at just shy of $30, the Martian Notifier Smartwatch?was worth checking out. For that low of a price, it actually does feature?an impressive amount of functionality, and comes in handy when you don't want to be carrying around your phone.When checking the watch out, two things really stood out to me. First there's a little tab?on the menu that lets you find your phone when you??ve misplaced it just by tapping a?button. It?can even ping you when you forget your phone.?Second is?that you can?snap pictures from your phone remotely which is pretty handy if you're shy about asking someone else to take a picture of you.The Martian Notifier al read more »
Jane Espenson is not only a talented TV writer who has worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, and Once Upon A Time, she is also quite adept at constructing impressive Pringles structures. "I did it!" she tweeted. "I did it! I built a Pringles ringle! No glue, just physics." Most impressive to me is how Espenson managed to complete the ring before eating them all, as I most certainly would have done. read more »
Dominic Patten reports that Donald Trump??s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a man dressed as a city construction worker. (more…) read more »
In 1960, parapsychologist Anthony Donald Cornell donned a bed sheet and attempted to scare an audience watching an X-rated film in a movie theater. Why? Cornell, a believer in ghosts himself, wanted to understand how people reacted during "apparitional experiences." Today at the BBC, University of Oxford experimental psychologist Matthew Tompkins explores Cornell's strange experiments and considers how his methods may have contributed to the study of "inattentional blindness." Indeed, the ghost in the movie theater experiment is not unlike Daniel Simons and Christopher Chablis's classic "Selective Attention Test" from 1999. If you're not aware of that experiment, the video below is a must-see. From the BBC: For Cornell, the experiment wa read more »
Shinri Tezuka, 27, sculpts candy into beautiful, creepy, and very sweet creatures like goldfish and octopuses. The centuries-old practice is called amezaiku, but according to Great Big Story, "today there are only two artists left in Tokyo. Tezuka hopes his elaborate goldfish, frog and octopus designs will inspire the next generation of candy crafters to keep the tradition alive." read more »
There are lots of books about baby boomer toys, but this fun collection is presented from the viewpoint of the kids who played with the toys and includes lots of personal memories and photographs. Sure, there are many interesting facts and histories about well-known toys and their creators. Classic toys and games that are still made today like Tonka trucks, Easy-Bake Oven, G.I. Joe, Matchbox and Hot Wheels, Twister and Mousetrap are featured in loving color photographs and vintage ads. Their stories are well-known, too. For example, writer and artist Johnny Gruelle patented his rag doll design in 1915, the same year his daughter Marcella died after a controversial smallpox vaccination. The Rageddy Ann and Andy dolls and books helped Gruelle read more »
Japanese culture website Tofugu has a rundown of the best Japanese horror movies of all time. Number 6 on the list is Hausu, a cartoonishly gory flick from 1977. https://youtu.be/NN0HVJ5tkIM This is what makes Hausu great. It's an absolutely childish horror movie. So much so that the characters are one-dimensional (their names even indicate their behavior). But it all plays into the experience. Watching Hausu as an adult means you're forced to think like a child and find scary the things children find scary. This makes for gory fun when the piano starts dismembering people, blood gushing out its sides. Sometimes Hausu's blend of silliness and gore is perfect. Other times not so much. But despite the film's imperfection, it works because it' read more »
Hillary Clinton's campaign team "scrambled" after coming to believe Joe Biden would oppose her for the Democratic presidential nomination, reports Fox News. Some delicious, if insidery machinations turned up in campaign chief Joe Podesta's hacked email, as published by Wikileaks: just three days later, the Biden threat appeared vanquished. Ron Klain, a former Biden chief of staff who is now an operative for the Clinton campaign, emailed Podesta with a cryptic note of thanks. ???It??s been a little hard for me to play such a role in the Biden demise ?? and I am definitely dead to them -- but I??m glad to be on Team HRC, and glad that she had a great debate last night,??? Klain wrote. Six days later, on Oct. 21, Biden, with Obama by his sid read more »