New thoughts about what an appendix does, and how having one may help save your life. Millie rather likes the idea of a bacteria farm in her innards.
Turns out orangutans love playing with iPads, especially watching video of other orangutans they know. The picture of the little one holding an iPad with all four appendages is impossibly adorable.
8th Fire is a TV and radio series on relations between Aboriginal Canadians and non-Aboriginal Canadians on the CBC starting next week. There’s online content too, and looks pretty great.
Making a robot cute makes people much more likely to interact with it, and interact positively.
A woman made an R2D2 ballerina costume, and called it Artootutu. Brilliant! (via the Mary Sue)
Also from The Mary Sue, Star Trek figures dance in stop motion to All the Single Ladies (All the Trekkie Ladies?).
English pronunciation (this one’s especially for Katie’s Dad and The Rocket Scientist)
The Ryan Gosling memes continue. Now he loves museums – huzzah!
An excellent extra credit question.
Stephen Harper wants to monitor Canadians online. Bad Prime Minister, bad!
Maurice Sendak tells you to go to hell and it’s adorable.
20 Ways to Get Good Karma, by the Dalai Lama. [Millie: I <3 the Dalai Lama so, so much. He's the sort of spiritual leader my little atheist heart can really get behind.]