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Why Do Moths Eat Clothes?

They don’t, technically. It’s actually their larvae, or caterpillars, that eat clothes, not the adult moths. It’s only a relatively small group of moths, the family Tineidae, that have any interest in your clothing. Throughout much of the US, you’ll only find two Tineidae species: the webbing clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) and the casemaking clothes moth [...]

Emerging Adults

At what age do you become an "adult"? 18? 21? A new survey by Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, revealed that there may be gradations of adulthood. Witness the advent of "emerging adults" (age 18 to 29): Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, a research professor in [...]

Seal Pups Rescued From The Storms of England

When big storms hit the coast, adult seals can swim through the rough seas, but little guys often end up abandoned on the beach. Fortunately, the RSPCA is there to help treat them and care for them until the cool weather recedes. Best of all, we’re left with dozens of adorable baby seal pictures to [...]

The Adult Swim Art Gallery Showing

If you’re a fan of Tim & Eric, Aqua Team Hunger Force, The Venture Bros, or any of the other wonderful shows on Adult Swim and happen to be in the LA area before February 4, then be sure to stop by and enjoy the Gallery1988 x Adult Swim show. A variety of artists have [...]

Fairy Wasps are Smaller than Amoebas

People who make toys, dollhouses, or other miniatures know that certain laws of physics apply that make miniaturization difficult. Certain laws of biology apply, too, but the fairy wasp seems to do an end-run around some of those rules. How else could an insect exist that is smaller than many single-celled creatures? Some are revealed [...]

Don’t Do Drugs, Kids

This is allegedly an ad for an anti-littering campaign in Belfast, UK. But it would work pretty well for anti-drug campaign as well. Or a commercial for adult undergarments. Link -via The Uniblog

Building a World

Afniel has an intriguing but simple method of drawing fantasy maps starting with absolutely nothing. She presents it as a way to get children interested in cartography, because the results look quite like real maps. Well, it might get an adult interested in world-building as well! The map shown looks a bit like western Europe, [...]

What Class Have You Found Most Useful in Your Adult Life?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Today’s first question comes from longtime reader and commenter Ken. What high school or college class have you found most [...]

What Was the Nerdiest Moment of Your Life?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Today’s first question comes from longtime reader and commenter Ken. What high school or college class have you found most [...]

How Your Dad’s Jams Indicate What Tunes Are On Your iPod

There’s no doubt that what your parents listened to when you were growing up has had some sort of an impact on what you listen to now, though I’m not totally sure it’s always as clear-cut as this graphic makes it. Instead of listening to something vaguely derivative of Jimmy Buffett, I think I was [...]