May 17, 2015

It's very important that you read this story from "Iceland Magazine"

Here's the lead—finish the rest of it here!
Shampoo made of cow urine based on an old Icelandic tradition 
Icelandic entrepreneurs are now marketing shampoo with cow urine as one of its ingredients. Women soaking their hair in cow urine was a common practice in Iceland for centuries when soap was a far fetched luxury. It was believed to work miracles on the hair, leaving it revitalised and shining. 
The new hair soap is called Q Shampoo (Q literally sounds in Icelandic like the Icelandic word for a cow “kú”).

May 2, 2015

Let's go to the Museo Della Merda -- the Museum of Poop!

A new museum opened in Milan, Italy: the Museo Della Merda, or "Museum of Poop." It is home to "documents and information on excrement in culture, technology and history."

The museum's press release says, "Few phenomena are so rich in material and conceptual complexity as the cultural history of excrement. Plus, it’s stinky!”

Okay, I made that last bit up.

Oh, and I love this bit from the museum's video

"What is that stuff?"
"I have no idea, but it's FASCINATING."

Open government just got TOO open

A Texas councilman in Georgetown excused himself from a meeting, and forgot to turn off his mic. Pick this up at 0:44:

April 28, 2015

Welcome to Gas, Kansas

Yes, Gas is an actual town. Its motto—"Don't pass Gas, stop and enjoy it!" Wow.

April 24, 2015

Picking a good place to visit

The very talented Matt Holm (author/illustrator of Babymouse and many others) is in China right now. And he spotted this fine establishment while there!

April 22, 2015

Wow, language can be so . . . fun.

April 14, 2015

Who wants to sit on the Iron Throne toilet?

Actually, I think I'll pass on taking a seat on this Game of Thrones toilet. Still, good on the DIY dude who built it!