Hobbit's Gollum Lacked Precioussss Vitamins — An offbeat study, released on Sunday, which concludes that the evil characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" lost their battle against men, elves and dwarves because they suffered from vitamin deficiency. Uh… Rickets. Yeah. (Via David Goldman.)
Every argument you'll ever need for singular 'they' — Not being a prescriptivist myself, and often in need of a gender-neutral third person singular pronoun in my own discourse, I am completely comfortable with the singular ‘they’. Which means I probably need to get off some peoples’ lawns.
Largest and Fastest to the Orient — I love this vintage travel poster.
Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier — Oops. (Via David Goldman.)
Caffeine + alcohol keeps your chromosomes just right — The ends of your chromosomes are sensitive to a variety of environmental factors. Dang. Who knew?
Too Much Information — Are we prepared to know the genetic flaws of the unborn?
Biodegradable Batteries to Power Smart Medical Devices — Biodegradable Batteries to Power Smart Medical Devices.
Perfect enforcement: On the ground in the red light camera wars
The Sixth Mass Extinction: Why Climate Scientists’ Hair is on Fire
?otD: Are the words of the prophets written on the subway walls?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours fitful
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block falsifying climate change data: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)