A few things to get you through your weekend:
- The Oatmeal wrote a serious of
teneight posts about creativity and they are marvelous.
- If you like the smell of a storm’s first raindrops, you need to know about petrichor.
- A Japanese grade school closed due to the coronavirus, and the kids held their graduation on Minecraft.
- If you’ve ever wondered why standard units of measurement are based on seemingly random number (unlike the metric system, which is based on the number ten) Mental Floss explains why there are 5,280 feet in a mile.
- The Bloggess wants you to name her…um…thingie.
- If you are/were ever into model rocketry, the Internet Archive has a whole bunch of Estes catalogs. The earliest one is from 1963 and it is wonderful. But my favorite is the one with the Star Trek rocket ships.
- Welcome to the creepiest fractal image I saw this week.
- If you’re stuck at home with your small children thanks to the coronavirus, Austin Kleon has great advice about drawing with your kids.
- Alternately, you can make zines.
Also, here is
Captain Picard Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.:
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 21, 2020