Ooohh, I love that question: What's the point? I will resist answering that on a philosophical level. The immediate purpose of the Tidbits page is to just offer the flip side of all the cheery upbeat feel good shiny stories we all keep seeing around. Yes, the news is societal doom and gloom but some... Continue Reading →
In 1855, under the direction of then-Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, Congress appropriated $30,000 for “the purchase and importation of camels and dromedaries to be employed for military purposes.” By late 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, the camel experiment was over and they were auctioned off to investors, traveling circuses, even simply released.
"If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?" Nearly everyone's parents have said this at one point, usually to warn against following their peers' foolish acts. The truth is, if everyone was jumping off the bridge, I would probably follow. They obviously know something I don't; the bridge is probably failing.
Artichokes, one of the oldest foods known to humans, are a large perennial native to the western and central Mediterranean region, and cousins to chrysanthemums, dahlias, thistles and sunflowers. The part that is consumed is done so prior to the plant blooming, shown in the time lapsed GIF, as it is inedible afterwards.
Shocker right. We all know people can be just awful, as humans we just seem to have a propensity to ruin things - even with the best intentions. And can be downright terrifying with the worst intentions. If there are any doubts about that all one needs to do is turn on the news for... Continue Reading →
A runway full of crucial water and supplies remain where FEMA left them, after handing over to local officials to distribute roughly a year ago. Under a newly appointed administrator, the water started to be delivered to the people earlier this year - but reportedly had already spoiled due to the time and heat.
Baby Boomers readily complain that this generation isn't putting in the effort they had to and Millennials constantly lament they have it much harder than their parents. Who has it harder: the 30 year old who fears having children or the 60 year old who never got to choose between career and family? Link below.
This has been said before but yet another study has shown that intelligent people enjoy their bad language, more to get a point across not just insult someone so don't go thinking it makes you smarter just by being a mouthy asshole. They also tend to have messier workplaces and go to bed later.
I cannot imagine that by now there are people that do not understand this basic concept but it does, however, still surprise me how many people avoid embracing it. Perhaps it’s within the realms of Depression or Anxiety or any of the other mental hiccups I have experienced, I learned negativity can be a relief.... Continue Reading →