Kidd's Toy Museum — A slightly oddball Portland attraction. (Via my Dad.)
The Cesar “biplan mixte”, circa 1910 — Oh, wow. That's just freaky.
Meshworm — A "soft robot".
The CIA's secret experiments to turn cats into spies — Weird stuff. (Thank to AH.)
Will Methane Hydrates Fuel Another Gas Boom? — Energy-hungry Japan extracts natural gas from deep-sea methane hydrates, but it’s not clear whether the “flammable ice” makes economic and environmental sense. Flammable ice? Really?
How Beer Gave Us Civilization — [S}cholars have found circumstantial evidence that supports the idea that some early humans grew and stored grain for beer, even before they cultivated it for bread.
Biological Evolution in Interstellar Human Migration
Google like dairy farming? — Huh. (Via AH.)
Can we Get the Media to Report Climate Change? — No. Reality has a well-known liberal bias, so media reports on reality are met with a lot of opposition and criticism from the Right.
Little Princesses and Mighty Warriors — Bibles for boys and girls. Weird. Really weird.
Pope Francis wants Church to be poor, and for the poor — Good luck with that. If nothing else, they need to keep the money to continue paying damages for decades of sheltering pedophiles.
CPAC Event On Racial Tolerance Turns To Chaos As ‘Disenfranchised’ Whites Arrive — Nope. No racism in the Republican party. Nuh uh. By the way, where is Obama's real birth certificate, conservatives keep asking?
Rubio and the “Idea” of America — Rubio speaks here as if there is only one conception of what America is, and he seems to think that one political movement has exclusive rights to it. This is what comes of a movement that rewards and encourages sloganeering in place of argument. Rubio’s statement is an admission of intellectual exhaustion dressed up as a celebration of conservatism. Yes, this.
QotD?: Is it not easy being green?
Writing time yesterday: 2.75 hours (revisions to nonfiction piece on steampunk)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block escorting ACORN thugs to steal the votes of "Real Americans": 0
Currently reading: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett