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5 Questions: Gilding the ‘Lily’

Tuesday’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz is Gilding the ‘Lily’

The Late Movies: Baby Goats

A little goat named Buttermilk Sky took the internet by storm this week, but she’s only one of many adorable kids you can enjoy watching …without having to clean up after! Bouncing Baby Buttermilk Sky Only one of these baby goats has had her morning coffee already. Can you guess which one? I thought you could. These [...]

Avengers-themed Cocktail Recipes

Lily Mitchell and Paul Harasiwka at The More I Arty came up with cocktail recipes inspired by the various characters in the movie The Avengers. Link to part one. Link to part two. -via The Daily What Geek

Flowery Bits

NOTHING SAYS TECHNOLOGY LIKE FLOWERS The flower business might seem old-fashioned, but 1-800-FLOWERS is anything but behind the times. In the 1980s, it was one of the first businesses to operate a 1-800 number, taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And in 1991, during the Gulf War, the company made the risky [...]

A Restaurant for Dogs

Now open in London, England, Lily’s Kitchen serves a very specific clientele: dogs. Cats are welcome, too, but they don’t serve people. And it’s free! Lily’s Kitchen recently opened on Pimlico Road, in London’s upscale Belgravia neighborhood, and dog owners were quick to have their pooches test out the menu, for free. That’s right, your four-legged [...]

Carnivorous Plants: Hungry & Gorgeous

“QUANTUM SHOT” #654Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams Passive-Aggressive, Green and Very Hungry! You have to admit, it does make a kind of twisted sense: After all, we’ve been feasting on their fibrous, nutrition-packed stems, leaves, tubers, and fruits since we began to actually eat the salad that came with our steaks so, naturally, [...]

Dad makes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A Hampshire man has spent three months turning a clapped-out 1976 Land Rover into a replica of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.Stuart Wallis stripped the 34-year old wreck down to its chassis, engine and wheels before transforming it into his own version of the famous flying car.Mr Wallis, 52, of Ringwood, took on the project after [...]