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Thursday, September 7, 2017

A lot of people are getting injured while shaving their pubic hair

A discussion of a really good reason to keep your razor sharp:

This is a beard, and is definitely not reminiscent of any other type of body hair
In a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Dermatology, public health researchers surveyed 7,570 Americans about their pubic hair habits. 

Overall, about a quarter of people who groom their pubic hair end up injuring themselves. Honestly, that's pretty impressive. Genitalia are not generally known for their smooth, flat surfaces. They’re more on the wrinkly, bumpy, squishy end of the spectrum. 

If you do end up with cuts—and let’s be honest, we pretty much all do—just make sure to treat them properly. Wash gently with soap and water (razors don't tend to be super clean), then put a little ointment on to soothe the sore. Try not to irritate it too much and you should be fine in a day or so. 

Read lots more about the study at Forbes and Popular Science, or see the whole thing here.

Excellent supercut of technology breaking down, then being beaten until it works again

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Percussive Maintenance from Duncan Robson on Vimeo.

Thursday links

The Battle of Borodino, on which War and Peace and the 1812 Overture are based, took place on September 7, 1812.

Drinking cold water and other 19th century causes of death.

How dictionaries decide which words are obsolete.

Three simple rules for building a tower, if you are a fire ant.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include photos from the world's largest annual tomato fight, what happened the day Van Gogh cut off his ear, tater tot history, Neanderthal glue, and the 1921 intelligence test that Edison gave to job seekers.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday links

It's the anniversary of the birth of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette. Related: Adrienne de Noailles: Wife of Lafayette.

Images from La Tomatina, the world's largest annual tomato fight.

The Day Van Gogh Cut Off His Ear. Read Paul Gauguin's account of that night and the aftermath.

From 1921, here's the Intelligence Test That Thomas Edison Gave to Job Seekers.

A New Experiment Reveals the Secret Behind 200,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Glue.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include V-J Day, cancer treatment in the 1800's, estimated insect deaths due to car windshield collisions, cooking with lava, and competitive rock paper scissors.