Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense that caught my eye this week.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!

Sun’s out

The National Science Foundation released close-up images of the sun’s surface which looks good enough to eat. In fact, each bubble-like granule of convecting plasma is roughly the size of Texas.

School of fish

Cuttlefish have demonstrated their ‘complex cognitive abilities‘ by choosing their daytime food based on their evening menu.

Hearing voices?

I always thought that like, other people hear an internal narrative in their heads but it seems some people just have abstract non-verbal thoughts and have to consciously verbalise them.

Pet likes

A US company will produce custom pet portrait cookie cutters in the shape of your favourite pooch or puss.

Speaking of sweet stuff

Wednesday was World Nutella Day for all the lovers of chocolate and hazelnuts. This link explains how this nutty confection came to be invented.

And more sweet stuff

A burger bar in Cape Town now holds the Guinness World Record for having the most varieties of milkshakes commercially available – all 207 of them.

Speaking of world records

Finley Molloy the golden retriever is trying to claim the record for holding the most tennis balls in his mouth.

Who says romance is dead

Valentine’s Day tours of a New York sewage facility sold out in just sixteen minutes making it the hottest venue for romance.

Brief Lives

Blade Runner concept artist Syd Mead; Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill; former local MP Robert Sheldon and; Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.

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