A few people asked for that Unsolicited Advice bit to be a separate article so they could share it. Here it is. Promise I won’t send you anything else …
Stop regretting not buying bitcoin when you first vaguely heard of it and considered it. You would never have become a bitcoin millionaire. Here's why.
A 9th century Japanese Emperor describes the first recorded cat to arrive in Japan, why vintage and historical clothes are so small, bureaucracy comedy…
“I am not getting water for my sesame field. The sesame will die. Don’t tell me later, ‘You did not write to me.’ The sesame is visibly dying. Ibbi-Ila…
"In fact there seem to be no end to the ways pistachios can kill. Ships have to keep them in a well-ventilated place so they don't suck all the air out…
Hello! Welcome to Whippet Cetera (thanks to @mcccclean for that name). It will be some occasional extra posts from me, for paying subscribers only. Stu…
‘The kotobuki is a chimera made of all 12 means animals from the zodiac. Its name means ‘congratulations’ or ‘long life’. Its celebratory name makes th…
If you’re watching a murder mystery, and in the first five minutes you meet a super suspicious character who’s clearly lying about their alibi, you’re …
Fun fact, leprosy doesn’t cause stuff to just drop off, it just stops you feeling pain. So you accidentally injure yourself a lot, don't take your hand…
Charles Darwin, in a letter: "But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything. I am going to write a little book on orchid…
You know Joseph Haydn, big name Viennese composer, born in 1732, died in an era when people believed you could figure out someone’s personality by the …
Disillusionment, metamorphosis and a tiger with a gold tooth. Also, tips for making really difficult big life decisions