In 1872, part of a damaged whale mandible and set of teeth were found on Pitt Island in New Zealand. Initially thought to be bones from the Scamperdown whale, also known as Gray’s beaked whale, it was not until 1874 that John Edward Gray—who discovered the Gray’s beaked whale—examined the bones and assigned them to a new, never-before-seen species.... READ ON
Clothing has to come from somewhere, and any seasoned knitter or crochet fanatic knows that the fibers your yarn is made from make a big difference when it comes to quality of the product. Here are five strange fibers that you probably don’t know you could wear.... READ ON
High heels, though a staple of nearly every woman’s closet these days, aren’t exactly the most reasonably designed footwear. We wobble and slip and turn our ankles on every uneven stone, but refuse to trade them in for more sensible flats and sneakers. Where did these impractical shoes come from, and why are women so determined to hold onto their Louboutins and Jimmy Choos?... READ ON
If you’re looking to spice up your vocabulary, Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words has you covered.... READ ON
PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.