"Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore."
My socks got really holy. I can only wear them to church.
Pigeons can tell the difference between a painting by Monet and Picasso.
In a 1995 study published in the Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, researchers reported being able to train pigeons to discriminate between paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso when shown slides of their works that they had previously never seen before. When the Picasso images were inverted, the little art connoisseurs could still tell it was a Picasso. Maybe that's why they like landing on statues so much.
Wake Up Call
Before modern technology made their profession all but obsolete, people would hire “knocker-ups” to wake them for work; these knocker-ups would generally tap a long stick at their clients’ windows. This still sounds better than being woken up by the default Apple alarm ring tone, to be honest.
The Fault In Our Stars
Shailene Woodley cut her waist-long hair, which she needs for her role as Tris in Insurgent, to a pageboy haircut and was not able to wear a wig. She donated the hair to a local childrens hospital that makes wigs for the kids.
"My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you."
Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942
Is it better to live where there are four seasons or where one season takes up most of the year?