Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Harry Potter books removed from St. Edward Catholic School due to ‘curses and spells’
“The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic parish school, wrote in an email.
“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,” the email states”
Eric casts Expecto Patronum at idiot “Reverend”. I’d rather use another spell but it was banned by the Ministry of Magic.
People who post selfies are seen as less likable and less successful, WSU study finds
“In a study that will publish this fall in the Journal of Research in Personality, individuals who posted a lot of selfies were almost uniformly viewed as less likable, less successful and more insecure than people who posted more “posies” — that is, traditionally posed photos that appear to be taken by someone else.”
Nobody likes or respects narcissists.
Meet The Man Who Guards America’s Ketchup
“A man named Hector Osorno. They call him the ketchup master, which is actually a formal title at Kraft Heinz. “He’s completely obsessed [with ketchup],” Siragusa tells me. “He’s got secrets that he won’t divulge.”
Guarding the good name of the worlds only true ketchup. You sir are a hero.
J.J. Watt’s Foundation Has Rebuilt Over 1,100 Homes (And Counting) With The Money It Raised Following Hurricane Harvey
“As things currently stand, Watt’s foundation and their non-profit partners have helped reconstruct almost 1,200 homes (a number that will only continue to rise) and have distributed hundreds of millions of meals for those impacted by a storm whose impact still lingers to this day.”
Many TweakHound readers donated so I thought an update was appropriate.
Humans and Neanderthals Kept Breeding—and Breeding—for Ages
I’m just gonna say that this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that beer existed back then too…