"Some fanatics considered coffee the drink of the devil and asked the pope to ban it. After one sip the pope is said to have exclaimed, "This drink is so delicious that it would be a sin to let only misbelievers drink it! Let’s defeat Satan by blessing the drink, which contains nothing objectionable to a Christian.""
After reading this, my sister and I decided we’re going to start declaring this at coffee shops. Order a coffee. Take a sip. Pause to contemplate. Then say out loud, “Yes. This contains nothing objectionable to a Christian.”
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Bathing suits are not the only things that have gotten smaller in the past fifty years.
All these photos were taken on the same dock after fishing trips in the same waters. The last one was taken by post-doc Loren McClenachan, the rest were compiled by her from the records at Key West’s Monroe County Public Library.
Using the display boards as a size reference (they haven’t changed in half a century), McClenachan was able to accurately plot the shrinking size of the fish.
Read more about big fish stories getting littler — from Robert Krulwich — here.
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It’s time to start planning for spring. Here’s something to think about while you’re laying out your garden.
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