This is my attempt to distract myself on a fraught, stressful day for U.S. politics.
Here’s why elections are held on Tuesdays (via mentalfloss)
And that’s all the politics I’m posting tonight.
For those needing fluff: ZooBorns (baby zoo beasties)
For those who like their cuteness more surreal: Zoo Portraits
Deep neural network learns to judge books by their covers. What the mistakes say about genres’ overlap is fascinating from a Readers Advisory point of view. (via MIT Technology Review h/t to Russ.)
A library that brings books by sailboat to Indonesian islands. The ingenuity and sheer delight of this made me smile. (via BBC Travel.)
Science experiments with leftover Halloween candy (via NPR). I brought all of mine to the library, so I can’t do these, but they look like fun.
With poetry on my mind, and Veteran’s Day coming up, a Spotlight on War Poets from My Poetic Side, including many who were new to me. (Thanks to Julian for tipping me off to these.)
Gillian Anderson is writing a feminist tome to help mentor teen girls. Now, all I need is a time-traveling alien to go back in time to give this to my X-Files-obsessed 15-year-old self. Yes, I realize time-traveling aliens are from the wrong franchise. Don’t care.
Bookstore owner discovers grumpy reviews inside donated books.