Via Pharyngula: Jack Chick explains evolution. Which is weirdly fascinating.
‘It is hard to believe they are real matches and not little edible sugar-candies. Of course that isn’t likely as it wouldn’t go over well with parents, but, on the other hand, put them with some candy cigarettes and you have a Lil’ Smoker Starter Kit.’
‘A laboratory study has found that food pathogens survive being eaten by protozoa living on spinach and lettuce. The temporary asylum might help bacteria stick onto leafy greens or resist efforts to kill them before packaging.’
‘A spectacularly preserved new Chinese fossil called Eoconfuciusornis is a missing link between Archaeopteryx and more advanced birds that have been discovered in China.’ That is one amazingly well-preversed fossil.
Testing sewage to see what drugs people have been taking.
After a quick and dirty winnowing-out, here are what might be the best of the links which I posted last year.
Pac-Man the text adventure — Parasite manipulates host’s sense of smell — Photosynth demo — pigeons aligner — Plains Indian Ledger Art — plaster casts of termite mounds — Polk Miller — Polynesian Stick Charts
Taliban portrait photos — Thamesmead, Riverside School, 76-78 — The Bhagavata Purana — The Broken Column House — The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson — The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web — The flipping ship — The Visual Erotics of Mini-Marriages — thread in spiderwebs — Toutes les autos de Tintin — Typography and HMS Victory