Late tonight (3:00 am on the East Coast) we’ll be able to see the last Blood Moon until 2019. It’s the first of four eclipses we’ll have this year. NASA has put together this nice explanation of these phenomena.
NPR won the internets on April 1st with a simple post asking “Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore?”, which proved that their comment section was filled with people who didn’t even read the linked article before posting. Click the image of the books for the article.
In a mass knife fight to the death between every American president, who would win and why. The comments are amusing as well.
Another one of my seahorse dads gave birth today, and this time I had my camera ready.
There's a myth that baby seahorses retreat back into the pouch for protection. They can't, but my son edited a piece of this video to show what it might look like if they did. Watch it full screeen for the best effect.
MJ got yesterday's trivia. It's Ezra Pound. The hints were obviously from Desolation Row. I’ve noted before that Sony is brutal about snuffing out Dylan YouTubes. I tried to find one of this 1965 song, but had no luck as usual. I did come across this pretty awesome version by My Chemical Romance. Dylan’s is over eleven minutes long, so they wimped out at only three.
A political reporter, fired after hurting Mitt Romney’s feelings, writes about working retail for the first time at 50. I’ve never worked retail. In fact, I’ve never had a boss, even as a kid. So his perspective was fascinating to me.
Jim Wright has some words for Palin and the other nutcases at this year’s CPAC.
Animal of the week: The rare Australian night parrot, once thought to be extinct, has been (reportedly) sighted in Queensland.