Here is this week’s list of blog posts, slide shows and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
With that ice melting at an alarming rate, those conditions could soon be at hand. Masses of bacteria and other microbes – some of which the world hasn’t seen since the Middle Pleistocene, a previous period of major climate change about 750,000 years ago – will make their way back into the environment.
@Loveszar retweeted a great Deepak Chopra quote last week: When the caterpillar thought it was the end of the world it turned into a butterfly.
People Riding Animals Other Than Horses. My favourite was the shark.
All It Takes is a Smile. I’m so oblivious to flirtation that I have no idea how I got married. (Well, ok. I might have some idea of how that happened. ) At least I’m not the only one, though.
24 Things You Might be Saying Wrong. I wonder how long it will take for these phrases to replace the old (correct) versions of them? Language does evolve after all.
Sex. Marriage. Attraction. Lust. Romance. Our understanding of these terms have shifted tremendously over the past few hundred years. There have always been people who are attracted to the opposite sex, of course, but it is only within the last 150 years that heterosexuality was created as a cultural identity.
Straight tells you exactly how that happened.
What have you been reading?