Born today in 1769:
Novelist and Hope Diamond owner Henry Thomas Hope
Not just a dog: Here’s an anthem sung in Pomeranian, aka Kashubian
Strange purple sea orb under investigation
Introducing the bioluminescent ninja lanternshark
More “hobbits” found on Flores Island
Something just slammed into Jupiter
Bitcoin creator finally unmasked?
EmDrive experiments humming along
Bizarre Tully monster now classified, akin to lamprey
Conflagration-proof lithium-ion battery announced
Watch a soap bubble freeze
Robotic rubber cube goes hippity-hop
Anticipated NASA’s salt-water-on-Mars declaration by almost 14 years (Pardon my 2001-vintage web design there.)
Expedition now mounted to re-explore Tut’s tomb
Possible unexplored chambers off Tutankhamen’s tomb
Propellant-less EmDrive also works in vacuum, looks like
How hummingbirds snore
Telomere extension? Sign me up.
Fascinating article on century-old balsamic
Purported earliest surviving photo of Abraham Lincoln (Most don’t buy it.)
Low-energy nuclear reaction (“cold fusion”) looking even better now
Half of earth’s heat comes from radioactive decay
Niccolò Paganini’s horrendous ailments and the even scarier treatments his doctors offered
“Impossible” EmDrive rocket engine?
Yeti may indeed be real (but more likely ursine than humanoid)
Recent diminutive discovery: Etendeka round-eared elephant shrew
Roman date converter
Lipograms of the usual suspects: Monday’s Child, Jack & Jill, Shakespeare, etc.
Not your father’s world history
Higgledy-piggledies / Jiggery-pokeries (also known as double dactyls)
A clerihew or two (“Said Gian Lorenzo Bernini…”)
What will the next pope be named?
Concert pianist Mahani Teave
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