Steal These Books, NY Times →
youmightfindyourself: Like many teenagers, I went through a brief shoplifting phase, pilfering a Maybelline Kissing Potion, a pack of Adams Sour Apple Gum and, as my final heist, a Toffifay candy bar. But I never would’ve considered stealing a book. Books, I believed, were sacred. Apparently, not everyone shares this idea. With the recession, shoplifting is on the rise, according to...
New York Magazine book of the decade... →
stanielsbookclub: I was reading this issue at the library the other day and I thought I’d post a link here… (Ashton)
Whoa... Turns out the octopus has 2 legs and 6... →
“Scientists from 20 centres across Europe have been studying how octopuses use their limbs. They have analysed data from 2,000 observations of octopuses playing with toys such as the Rubik’s Cube. “Their headline discovery is that the octopus has six ‘arms’ and two ‘legs’. Researchers have found that they use the rearmost two tentacles, their legs, to get around over rocks and the seabed,...
The Causes of Behavior, Michael Kindt
poetry365: Later it would become practical if we are asked why But where are these feelings and states of mind? We simply make sure that no other food is available As one neurologist recently put it The study of literature, art, and music From infancy to maturity Changes occurring in time The systematic neglect of useful information Is, of course, nothing new It is so easy to observe...
In reality, every reader is, while he is reading, the reader of his own self....– Marcel Proust (via tmblg)
Octopus snatches Coconut and runs →
One of the researchers, Dr Julian Finn from Australia’s Museum Victoria, told BBC News: “I almost drowned laughing when I saw this the first time.”
I hadn’t gotten old enough yet to realize that living sends a person not into...– Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides (via falseeeyelashes)
Very few people are happy with the amount of money they have. We are always...– The delusion of always wanting more
“Optimistic”, Radiohead Exam and Essay crunch...
Billy Bragg - To Have and Have Not All they...
If we are merely matter intricately assembled, is this really demeaning? If...– Carl Sagan