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On Estate Jewelry: Hippocampi, 18th Century Febreze, and a Circus You Can Wear

That white gold and aquamarine watch IS incredibly dangerous looking. How would one wear that safely?

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm 0

On "This is what my body looks like now."

"Massachusetts General Hospital employees — from housekeeping to management — who contributed so many vacation hours that Jess will remain on the clock until 2017" That's so spectacular.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm 1

On 25,000 Postcards of America in the 1930s and 1940s

There are some really gorgeous ones.
But all the postcards of motels just confirms we've been sending banal pictures that no one else could possibly be interested in long before Instagram.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm 0

On "He is an old patient and we had to be careful. We found 12 gold bars lying in a stack in his stomach."

I know it says the bars he swallowed only totaled 14oz, but in my head I keep seeing those standard size ones that are around 27pounds each.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm 1

On Ladies' Night

This is fantastic. And that lava game, my sisters and I used to play that all the time (only sometimes, to shake things up, the floor was ketchup in some spots and mustard in others; and touching one was bad the other was ok. I can't really remember which was bad--although I suspect it was mustard).

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm 0

On "The number of male [restaurant] critics is more than double that of female critics."

Dara Grumdahl's story about maternity leave and the price of her child care. Ouch.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm 0

On "Wrap Yourself in Wet, Fermented Hay," or: Spa Day!

@Lucienne It seems like it would be scratchy. And itchy. And smelly.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm 0

On Peep Art

The dioramas are cool, but peeps come from the very bowels of hell.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm 0

On A Curated Selection of Wonderfully Gruesome Sentences from Wikipedia

On Katherine Knight, this sentence "She was disarmed when police attacked her with brooms"....I now have this amazing image of Queensland police carrying brooms as part of their arsenal with which to disarm criminals.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm 0

On A Curated Selection of Wonderfully Gruesome Sentences from Wikipedia

I had a brother with anencephaly, only his brain stem developed. They only discovered something was wrong in the last few weeks of the pregnancy, and my mom was lucky in that her doctor was the only one in the entire state who had dealt with an anencephaly baby before. This was in the late 60s, and when he was born, the doctors wouldn't let my mom see him (thinking it would upset her too much); my dad did see him but never talked about it. The baby only lived for 6 hours.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm 0