Language complexity influenced by # of speakers? →
saiunkoku book 15 done....
Finally finished translating that book. Now thinking of new translation projects. >_> Maybe I should create a tumblr/posterous for something related to this. Question is, which?
"Looking into the past" →
Flickr gallery of old photos in their modern day locations
Am watching the Showtime TV series Dexter. My aim is to watch all of it (I still need to finish watching all of the Sopranos, and I plan to also watch The Wire). The first season covers the first Dexter novel, and since I already read that, I know the basic plot and who the Ice Truck Killer is and his connection to Dexter. (Just finished the first ep) So, nothing very profound to say here,...
Weird books found on abebooks →
You've been Yelped →
Article on the influence of Yelp.
Moscow's stray dogs →
35,000 stray dogs roam the streets of Moscow.
The hummingbird hawk moth →
Stunning example of convergent evolution.
Via reddit: my, that’s a lot of photos of a stuffed animal alligator.
Burger King has a cologne. Burger King has a cologne that smells like grilled meat. Burger King has a cologne that smells like grilled meat which they advertise by putting their mascot on a bearskin rug and in a hot tub? I’m guessing not for real, but uh, I have to say that while this makes me remember BK exists, it uh… doesn’t seem to have much to do with it itself, unless...
A lot of the people who read a bestselling novel, for example, do not read much...– The Economist (via mudd up, peterwknox) (via marco) “Audiences are at once fragmenting into niches and consolidating around blockbusters. Of course, media consumption has not risen much over the years, so something must be losing out. That something is the almost but not quite popular...
Czech illustrations for the Wizard of Oz →
“WHY WE LIKE THE ART: ever wonder what the Tin Woodman would look like if rendered by Paul Klee?”
The Bouba/Kiki Effect →
Which shape is “kiki” and which shape is “bouba?” 90% of people, even those on a remote Pacific island, agree. However, only 60% of people with autism do.
Ruins of a volcano museum →
I went to a museum like this in Abashiri (verdict: ripoff for the price), but of course, it wasn’t destroyed like this. XD