Want to avoid a grizzly end? Then don’t read to the finish!
But first: tired of those boring safety announcements at the start of every flight? Here’s how Air New Zealand put a little fun back into it.
If you want advice about life, authors should not necessarily be your first stop. Here’s Jordan L Hawk’s Five Things I Learned from HP Lovecraft. (HP Lovecraft was the writer who inspired Stephen King.) Funny stuff.
But the world of literature can teach us some things; and here’s Pat O’Dea Rosen asking why men don’t take a lesson from Amazon algorithms. Should Amazon know what a woman likes better than her husband?
And while we’re on the subject of writing advice – if you’re penning the next SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, you should read this: in this post Kassandra Lamb debunks quite a few myths about psychopaths. Chilling reading.
But it’s not only psychopaths that kill. So do some doctors – especially in the eighteenth century. Unusual Historicals describes how George Washington’s doctors basically killed him in 1799 – the poor man had a sore throat but by the time they finished treating him, he had just hours to live.
Science and technology has come a long way since those days. You’re reading this blog right now on a computer. Want to see what the world’s oldest computer looks like? It dates from 1951. See it right here.
And while we’re on the subject of marvels, check out this fella. I know him – he worked with my daughter at the WA Institute for the Blind. Ryan’s just climbed his first mountain – even though he lost his sight when he was 3 years old. The guy’s an absolute inspiration.
Finally, setting free the bears: when three bear cubs in Ruidoso, New Mexico got stuck in a trash bin some locals used their ingenuity to help get them out. They’re black bears – after all this talk about serial killers and people bleeding to death, I didn’t want to finish on anything too grizzly.