Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz May 18-24, 2014

A fascinating article from The Smithsonian Magazine on the microscopic structure of dried human tears.

This article on and video of the fungus cordyceps in action creeped me out. I fucking love science.

Discovery presents the top ten species of 2014.

Part of me cringed at the wanton destruction. The other part drooled a little. Book art by Brian Dettmer.

Web Urbanist presents 15 of the world’s most magical lodgings. Bucket list!

I love dogs. LOVE. So, of course, I could resist sharing these pups with gorgeous coats.

Here are two videos from a crazy Finnish magician, who figured it would be fun to make dogs’ treats disappear. It’s funny. Also a little mean. Dogs NEED their treats. Mind you, the dogs take it well. A testament to their species and a confusing commentary on ours. (I’m including myself in this indictment – I laughed.)



The Pentatonix, Love Again:


I just can’t get enough of their lovely harmonies 🙂

Images of Earth captured from the International Space Station. The Atlantic.

National Geographic contributing photographer Peter Essick pays homage to Ansel Adams.

Worried about using unlicensed images on your blog? Here are some alternatives to stock imagery.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made images of their collection and archives free to access (!) Talk about an alternative to stock imagery 🙂


And … this deserves a category all its own. Thanks to Jenny Hansen for this.

A hilarious guide to pooping at work:

Thoughty Thursday

4 thoughts on “Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz May 18-24, 2014

  1. You have so much in this post! It says something that the item I respond to the most is the ‘taking treats away from the dog.’ I mean, how would we feel if someone took away our, say, chocolate?? Not sure we’d be so good-humored about it.


    • Last week was a good week for the thoughty, I must say.
      Of course, my fondness for the pups make the dog magic videos irresistible. Loved the German Shepherd in the first one. He’s like, what are you pulling? Not impressed.


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