It’s a little bit of everything to get your mental corn popping 🙂
If you get goosebumps when you listen to music, like Greg Evans, your brain might be special. (Not church lady special …) A friend of mine calls them les frissons musicale 🙂 The Independent
David Nield: scientists may finally have discovered the trigger for autoimmune diseases. Science Alert
Katherine Schafler says the one thing no one ever says about grieving. Thrive Global
Patti Neighmond warns, get off the couch, baby boomers, or you might not be able to later. NPR
If you drink tap water, you’re consuming plastic pollutants—ick! Dan Morrison and Christopher Tyree for PRI.
Kate Shuttleworth counts the 606 pairs of shoes that represent New Zealand suicides this year alone. The Guardian
Mary Shepperson discovers ancient Iraq’s Sealand Kings. The Guardian
Brigit Katz reports on the lost languages discovered in one of the world’s oldest continuously run libraries. The Smithsonian Magazine
Tom Nichols: how we killed expertise. Politico
Maria Sacchetti reports on what will happen to the Dreamers if DACA is repealed. The Washington Post
Jessica Taylor says Congress can save DACA—but will they? NPR
Eric Roston shows you what’s really causing global warming. Bloomberg Businessweek
Now is exactly the time we should be talking about climate change. Phil Plait for Syfy.
Phil Plait documents our close encounter with asteroid Florence. SyFy
94 year old veteran Harry Leslie Smith has a warning for the world: don’t let my past be your future. The Independent
Ta-Nahisi Coates: the first white president. The Atlantic
The United Nations unveils stunning memorial in New York dedicated to the millions who were killed or sacrificed in the slave trade to create America’s riches. Nick Chiles for the Atlanta Black Star.
Chelene Knight says, constantly proving my blackness is exhausting. The Globe and Mail
This is simply brilliant: even racists got the blues. Read the whole post. Brill, I say! The Geeky Gaeilgeoir
Bored Panda presents the photos of a 17-year-old Stanley Kubrick.
Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine
And, just for fun, the original, 1969 (year of my birth, incidentally) Manamana from Sesame Street. Muppet mania forever!
And that was your Thoughty Thursday for the week!
Be well until the weekend 🙂