Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Chair at the Beach

Thinking of sitting on that chair? Of course you are. But is it worth it?

Via Miss Cellania

Kurt Cobain On Identity

Kurt Cobain, co-founder of Nirvana, was born on this day in 1967.


The United States of Canada

What would a map of the US look like if American states had the same population imbalances as Canadian provinces?

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38.9% of Canadians live in the province of Ontario while just 0.4% reside in PEI. This map by Reddit user Upvoteanthology imagines a superstate, Shanherria, with 38.9 percent of the U.S. population that spans the entire U.S. South, plus Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas and the non-Chicago parts of Illinois. Meanwhile, Maine is roughly equivalent to Prince Edward Island, and the three northern territories map to Alaska.

Via The Map Room

Dress Like A Woman

Dress Like A Woman, with a foreword by Roxane Gay and introduction by Vanessa Friedman, features more than 300 pictures showing women at work across the world – and examines their evolving roles, from domestic servants to astronauts.

Four young Hopi women grind grain in Arizona, around 1906
Photograph: Edward S Curtis/Library of Congress
Women of the Forestry Commission section of the Women’s Land Army
carry logs on their shoulders ready to be stacked at Culford Camp,
near Bury St Edmunds, England, in December 1941
Photograph: M McNeill/Getty Images
Astronaut Peggy Whitson during a spacewalk from
the International Space Station in 2017
Photograph: NASA

More here 

Monday, February 19, 2018