Hello! This week, I came across:
The Totally Jinxed Map of Global Superstitions — The idea that a word or gesture (knocking on wood, or throwing salt over your left shoulder) can help you avert bad luck or attract good is found all over the world. This article takes a look at some of these folk traditions.
‘Space pie’ survives trip to final frontier and lands in North Yorkshire village — Launched to promote a pie eating contest, spacepie has (mostly) safely returned. The pie suffered a pretty serious crack, but still looks to be in edible condition.
Men, You Can Survive Without Us—Please Try — “What bound us to you was circumstance—circumstance that you created. But what bound you to us was fear. And as we break our bonds of circumstance, you face an even harder task: breaking free of the prison of your own minds that says that you stand on nothing if you do not stand on our necks. That without us underfoot, you will fall into the abyss.”
Cult of Weird Holiday Gift Guide 2016 — “Find the perfect gift to warm the cold, dead heart of that special someone on Christmas mourning.”
The strange-face-in-the-mirror illusion — Stare at your face in the mirror long enough, and it stops making sense– just becomes shapes. Do it in a dimly lit room with a lamp behind you, and it becomes something else.
Lastly, I leave you with a song: