I am certainly developing the wisdom of the serpent, for when Mortimer pressed his questions to an inconvenient extent I asked him casually to what type Frankland’s skull belonged, and so heard nothing but craniology for the rest of our drive. I have not lived for years with Sherlock Holmes for nothing.

John Watson, The Hound of the Baskervilles (via shylocks)

(fond smile) Sly!John is a caution.

From NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory:

A single, dynamic active region unleashed over half a dozen solar flares in about one day (Aug. 25-26, 2014). The two larger flares were M-class (moderate) flares and the others were smaller flares. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light that is well designed to observe flares: this channel (at 131 Angstroms) can measure extremely hot temperatures up to 10 million degrees C. Some coronal mass ejections were also associated with the flares. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA.

Links to high-res video are at the SDO’s “Flurry of Flares” page. Or the Telegraph’s video, complete with obnoxious pre-viewing ad, is below. (Theoretically. I think it’ll embed. If not, the Telegraph page is over here.)




WaterBOB 100gal bathtub water jug.

In an emergency with water shortages people are told to fill their bathtubs to have water on hand. but most bathtubs are not clean in an emergency, and the water will evaporate when left open to the air over time.

WaterBOB solves those problems! Holds 100gal of water, fits any bathtub, and has a hand pump to pump out water as you need without wasting any. Keeps the water clean and fresh, FDA approved material and BPA free. Costs less than 20$ and available on amazon.

Bought two when was in my doomsday prepper phase

This is brilliant.

What a smart idea!


Costume designed by Edith Head for Ginger Rogers in Lady in the Dark (1944) - one of the most expensive costumes ever made.


Boe & Irony