4. Considering how much talk there is about the benefits of eating lots of fiber, do you know what it actually does in the organism? No? Well, read here which different types of fiber there are and how each of them works.
5. Here is Betty Fox jumping rope pretty high up above the ground probably in 1949. But that was not the only thing she and her partner Benny Fox got up to – they actually did whole acrobatics and dance routines at 20 floors’ height.
Loads of material to choose from this week, so there’ll be a bit of everything from bad geography jokes to Covid science.
This week was the first time when I heard the term ‘poetry spamming’ – meaning commenting on someone’s social media post with verses and I think it should become a thing asap. This was the verse in question (by Edna Vincent St. Millay)
2. Does sunlight make you sneeze? Ever wondered why? So do the scientists at Oxford – you can help them with their research by taking a short survey.
3. #badgeographyjoke of the week.
4. Why do some people not get sick from Covid-19? So far the leading theory has been that they simply have better immune systems. However, perhaps it is just the opposite.
5. A decrepit house in Prague has revealed a lifetime’s worth of work by Jewish painter Gertrud Kauders.
3. Apparently a team of scientists in University of Arkansas have developed a method of producing clean limitless energy from graphene.
4. How many porn stars pr million inhabitants does your country have? (limited to Europe, though) Just FYI, the link is to the porn star database where numbers are from, so you won’t find more stats or maps there.
The family of puma Messi from Russia, now also has a new cheetah called Gerda. It is unbelievable how tame and friendly such a big cat can be and absolutely fascinating how they are slowly introducing her and Messi who they’ve raised since cub.
3. Anyone interested in old recipes might have despaired over the cooking temperature descriptions at one point or another – stress no more, as here is a handy little chart that converts it into temperature ranges that work with modern ovens.
4. A poetic drawing by Olivia de Recat showing our life trajectories together with others that cross our ways.