As most of you know by now, the ESPN Baseball Today podcast is ending. This Thursday’s episode, February 7th, marks the series finale, and I’ll be on with Eric to talk about my top 100 prospects and to personally strangle every remaining kitten in the studio.
- The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist. Need I say more?
- From mental_floss, 50 Collective Nouns to Bolster Your Vocabulary. Most of these have fallen into disuse, but I do have some favorites, like a business of ferrets, an exaltation of larks, a murder of crows, and a chass of Luddites.
- Guys, sticking your finger in that immersion blender blade’s path while it’s still plugged in is a bad idea, and the New York Times is on it.
- An amazing and sad story about the late-1970s encounter between Russian geologists and the Siberian family that had had no contact with outsiders for 40 years.
- Another NYT post, this one on food myths. I include this link not because I agree with it, but because it’s a good example of how the mainstream media often gives you only half the story on food-science questions. She mentions organic farming without discussing its environmental benefits, while hand-waving away the issue of pollutants in farmed salmon.