Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: The “Amy’s Wonky Email” Edition

So here’s the thing: Our Lab Chief and Dear Leader, Surly Amy, had something strange going on with her email. For whatever reason, all of the emails she sent to our Super Secret Backchannel that contained links for articles of cool and interesting things, going back as far as February, did not send. By her own account, she just thought that Donna and I didn’t think her links were worthy of Quickies status. Nothing could be further from the truth. We just never saw them. Until yesterday that is. We were deluged with something like 40 emails from our Dear Leader. All of which contained cool and good things for you and I. So now I present to you a smattering of Rad Stuff That Amy Found in the Last Three Months. (I make no apologies for repeats/stuff you already know)

Okay this whole “We never noticed the color blue until 1823” thing has always seemed weird to me. But here’s some more info and now it seems slightly less weird.

What if your violin looked like a Klingon bat’leth? WONDER NO MORE.

How 100 years of advertising created the “White, American Woman”. Very thoughtful project.

Any amateur astronomers out there? Well then the Rosetta mission could use your help.

I always knew that wasabi was magical.

You know how we’re always hearing that we’re ‘made from starstuff’? Well we are.

The Dawn probe has been at the dwarf planet Ceres for a bit now. Here’s the historic headline of its arrival.

Turns out that Sweden’s Hummeln Lake was created by an asteroid and not a volcano, as previously thought.



And just for good measure, here’s the new Star Wars trailer.


Featured image from the Mad Art Lab Super Secret Backchannel

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