The true origin of 'weasel words', collectible trading moon game, #preciousgems, and the back-to-school textbook list: combining my love of fresh start…
A selection of Irish curses, a steppe nomad's 1000-year old pet cat, plants panic and warn each other when they get wet, and a parable about shame.
Why are onscreen mobsters are so heavily coded as Catholic? Because censorship. Really. Also, irreveresible binomials, legal doublets and vulnerability…
"Piet Hein was president of the Anti-Nazi Union when the Germans invaded Denmark. “That was not the best thing to be on April 9, 1940 ,” he said."
In space, metal can spontaneously weld together. Dead flamingos can stand on one foot. A lazy way to dramatically increase your general knowledge.
A lawyer's description of how an untrained innocent person sounds when they try to "just tell the truth" to the cops. Also, small dogs standing on mush…
People tend to view others’ morality as spectrums from black and white* with grey in the middle (most people being somewhere in the grey middle obvious…
At the third stroke, it will be three, fifty-seven, and twenty, seconds. Beep. Beep. Beep. I used to call 1194, the Australian Talking Clock, all the t…
I heard someone say there are two kinds of self-isolaters: those who know exactly how many days they've been in lockdown to the digit ("Quarantine Day …
In lieu of an introduction, here is a 13-second video of a chicken jumping up to pluck an apple off a tree. In These Unprecedented Times, some of us ar…
Look. Is there anything I could possibly say that you haven't already read or thought or heard? I do not think there is. We are all hitting refresh on …
Hello! Today's Whippet is written in between naps, because I just had dental surgery. So I hope it's coherent. It's pretty cool, my upper jaw was too t…