Here’s the latest list of stuff I found interesting on the interwebz, November 12 through March 12:
- “I’m a lady with the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor.”
Obviously, I want one of these.
- Talking To My Kids About Sex In The Internet Age
In which Mythbusters' Adam Savage tells a story of how, in talking to his two young boys about the sexual content they may find on the internet, he finds himself saying the phrase, "The internet hates women." It's a sad thing to hear, mostly because it's true.
- The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain, Animated
Apparently, as far as our brains are concerned, music is basically the same thing as sex or drugs. It is, as this animation says, "a natural drug of happiness." Huzzah.
- William Emerson Baker’s Porcinegraph of the United States
I'd wager that most of you probably had never even heard the word "porcinegraph" before just a second ago, but when you see what it is you'll want one. I know I do.
- Giant Cruise Ships to be Banned from Venice This Year
I'm relieved to hear that the hugest cruise ships in Venice will have to be rerouted as of November 2014. They'll no longer be allowed to pass so close to the fragile islands (although they're apparently still docking at one end of the islands). This isn't going to keep Venice from increased water damage, but every little bit helps.
(via Laura Thayer Brandi on Facebook)
- Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction
On the one hand, these photographs are GORGEOUS, and I'm usually in favor of documentation – especially when we're talking about cultures that are at risk of fading. On the other hand, doesn't a project like this hasten that fading? Can we really document without causing an irreparable change in the cultures we say we want to preserve?
- The many hairstyles of Prince, illustrated