Links to make you think.

npr:

Today’s Snapchat “Fact of the Day” (add us at ‘nprnews’) comes from NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax. Marilyn succeeded in sharing a fact about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum in less than 10 seconds, which is quite a feat.

If her fact piqued your interest, take a look at her most recent blog post: Like It Or Not, Scotland’s Drama May Hit Your Wallet. And if you’re still curious about the details of the referendum (why is the vote happening now? If the vote is “yes,” will the Queen of England remain Scotland’s monarch? etc), we’ve got you covered. Geewax and Ari Shapiro (NPR correspondent based in London) teamed up on Tuesday afternoon to answer readers’ questions on Facebook.

- Kate

lensblr-network:

Alec Dawson
by Alec Dawson  (alecdawsonphoto.tumblr.com)

via NYT > Home Page

via VentureBeat

via VentureBeat

via stockinvesting

ains0phaur:

Copper alloy hollow cast statue of the priestess Takushit at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

ains0phaur:

Copper alloy hollow cast statue of the priestess Takushit at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

SHIT.

historical-nonfiction:

Katie Sandwina (real name Kate Brumbach) came by her astonishing strength honestly—she was born into a family of performing strength specialists in Vienna, Austria. Her stage name was in honor of Eugene Sandow of physical culture fame, who was considered to have the most perfect male body in the world. The six foot tall Sandwina had biceps measuring 17 inches. Like many strongwomen, she issued a public challenge offering to pay any man who could best her in wrestling or lifting weights. According to legend, she never lost. She lifted 165 pounds over her head with one arm and supported 14 people on her shoulders. In 1941 at the age of 57, she continued performing in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and could still double iron bars and break horseshoes at the age of 64. On her retirement, she and her husband opened a restaurant in New York.

historical-nonfiction:

Katie Sandwina (real name Kate Brumbach) came by her astonishing strength honestly—she was born into a family of performing strength specialists in Vienna, Austria. Her stage name was in honor of Eugene Sandow of physical culture fame, who was considered to have the most perfect male body in the world. The six foot tall Sandwina had biceps measuring 17 inches. Like many strongwomen, she issued a public challenge offering to pay any man who could best her in wrestling or lifting weights. According to legend, she never lost. She lifted 165 pounds over her head with one arm and supported 14 people on her shoulders. In 1941 at the age of 57, she continued performing in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and could still double iron bars and break horseshoes at the age of 64. On her retirement, she and her husband opened a restaurant in New York.