Like my friend Shakespeare & Shoes, I’ve decided to create a weekly (or sporadic) list of links and share them with the three people reading my blog, though my lists might have more pictures of puppies and fewer kool musics to listen to.
Why do I want to do this? Because (a) I love the news (and puppies), (b) I’m addicted to the Interwebz, and (c) a third thing. So, without further ado, here’s the first edition of Link Bait.
I may bitch and moan about how much I hate running, but I still find articles like this one, about how the marathon got to its current length, fascinating.
A lot more airline passengers have been leaving their iPads (or other tablet devices) on airplanes.
The Wall Street Journal has some cool hedcuts of different Kraft pasta shapes (which are patented, by the way). Oh, and there’s some interesting information you can slurp down, too.
As if I needed another reason not to shop at Urban Outfitters.
They’re not in any physical danger, but some women are resorting to feeding-tube diets before their weddings. Can you guess where this craze became popular? That’s right—in Florida.
Jacob Weksler was a Catholic priest who later found out he was Jewish. No, this isn’t a setup for a joke; as an infant during the Holocaust, Weksler’s mother hid him away to protect him. Whoa.
Zimbabwe has been using the U.S. dollar since 2009, but the country’s residents are still having trouble with the change.
There’s now an OKCupid for dogs…which probably explains why they have a better social life than I do.
Earlier this month, the Atlantic Wire had an article that basically crapped all over corgis. The piece caused an uproar on the Internet, with corgi lovers everywhere barking up a storm. Case in point: this gif from the Frogman (h/t OCD).
I don’t blame you for feeling bitter about the above blurb, so here’s a picture of a corgi. I mean, seriously, how can you not love these guys?
Well, you’ve made it through this first edition. Congratulations! I may or may not lengthen subsequent editions.
P.S. I know Sunday night isn’t the best time to publish these kinds of lists, but I just wanted to get started already.