Posts of eivind
How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds "The infamous parasite’s methods are more complex and more sinister than anyone suspected." (by Ed Yong) https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/how-the-z...
"Iceland is Hot! tells the story of an African-American volcanologist who travels to Iceland to practice his craft, but fails to be taken seriously by the volcanological community there because of his inability to correctly pronounce fjord. Once ostracized, he correctly predicts the eruption of Mount Hekla and becomes a celebrated scientist, only to die of frostbite when he falls into a snowbank after being accidentally shot by his illegitimate son, Halldór, founder of the Reykjavik Crips, in a vicious sleigh-by shooting."
Re-defining Manhood https://thebaffler.com/latest/weinstein-masculinity-powell
The age-old art of fishing with dolphins "In the Brazilian town of Laguna, dolphins and fishermen have a long tradition of working together to land the prize catch" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBy0SL5mS6w
"Berliners’ obedience to uniforms went to absurd lengths. In October 1906 a company of twenty soldiers commanded by a ‘captain’ arrived at Köpenick Station, marched to the town hall and occupied the building."