Before there was CGI: Behind The Scenes Of 1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon. Interesting contrast to this Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Visual Effects From Game of Thrones Season 4.
11 Skills Your Great-Grandparents Had That You Don’t.
Study: Smelling farts is good for your health.
Advice to Little Girls: Young Mark Twain’s Little-Known, Lovely 1865 Children’s Book. Related, his 1875 letter to his three year old daughter from Your loving Santa Claus and these gorgeous remastered and colorized images from the Civil War era, including Lincoln and Mark Twain.
Even toddlers experience schadenfreude.
Geek alert - Citizen science initiative: science and math hobbyists from all over the world are invited to study the original manuscripts of Sir Isaac Newton.
ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include giving a giant blue whale a bath, cooking bacon with a machine gun, Questions and signs from The Simpsons, and the making of Last Starfighter.