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Pogonophilia

It’s no secret that I thoroughly enjoy beards.

Check out Etsy enabling universal beardedness:

From Boing Boing (seriously, where else?).

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Ted Talk

Eames Demetrios presenting a history of the work of his grandparents, Charles and Ray Eames:

From BoingBoing.

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Delightful: Idioms from Around the World

National Geographic just published a book called I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World.

Not hanging noodles on your ears: Russian – not kidding

To live like a maggot in bacon: German – live in luxury

To reheat cabbage: Italian – rekindle an old flame

Like fingernail and dirt: Spanish, Mexico – well suited

Bang your butt on the ground: French – die laughing

Plucked like a chicken: Yiddish – exhausted

To bite the elbow: Russian – to cry over spilt milk

Smoke from 7 orifices of head: Chinese – to be furious

To become naked: Japanese – to go broke, poor

An ant milker: Arabic – a miser, tight wad

Give it to someone with cheese: Spanish – to deceive

Squeezer of limes: Hindi – self invited guest, idler

To break wind into silk: French – live the life of Riley

By Jag Bhalla; illustrated by Julia Suits.  HT BoingBoing.

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Tentacle Tables

Again, from Boing Boing:

Tentacle Tables

Tentacle Tables

I absolutely adore things like this. I especially love that the far table is positively cantilevered. And the closer one reminds me of this delicious Donne poem! Yes, these will go very well with the leopard print-carpeted staircase my future house requires.

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