Sunday Links: Business Cards of Meat Edition

  • Jezebel’s Abridged History of the Human Embryo is fascinating. Did you know that the classic anti-choice fetus photo was staged with a dead fetus? And that abortion was common and accepted pre-Enlightenment?
  • Bora explores the potential biology behind the Great Cilantro Divide – the chasm between people who love it and people who think it tastes like nasty soap. Also check out NPR’s take on cilantro haters – they might be missing the ability to detect the yummy fresh taste.
  • Compare 2009 Manhattan to 1609 Mannahatta. It’s easy to forget that NYC was surrounded by spectacular oyster beds and salmon runs, and had better soil and a far milder climate than Boston. The Indians and the Dutch knew what they were doing.
  • Cephalopod Tea Party is giving away cephalopod-swag! To enter their raffle, just tell them about your favorite cephalopod, mention them in your blog, or draw them a cephalopod picture. Yes, this is my entry into their contest – I want the cute lil octonecklace!
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5 Responses to Sunday Links: Business Cards of Meat Edition

  1. whysharksmatter says:

    Ok… as a carnivore, I have to ask, what the heck is a business card of meat and where can I get me one of those?

  2. Sam says:

    I loved the NPR cilantro story! People with different sensory perceptions fascinate me.

    But the most fascinating part of the story is clearly the twin festival. How many scientists go there each year? Do they have to apply in advance to experiment on the participants? Are only the most entertaining experiments chosen, lest twins be overrun with requests for cheek swabs and inappropriately personal interviews?

    Inquiring minds wanted to know, so they checked the internet: no help on the Twins Days website, but this article claims there are only a half-dozen or so research teams there. Why aren’t more scientists taking advantage of this amazing opportunity? Discuss your conspiracy theories below.

  3. Mel says:

    I’m actually cilantro-neutral. I don’t think it tastes like soap, but I don’t love it, either. (I do love the seed, though…yum, lamb korma.)

    Taste is so intriguing.

  4. ugg sales says:

    Like the other year. Your doing a glorious job.

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