What’s The Point?

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 →

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Camels in the American West…

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…

"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 Are Unbloomed Flowers…

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.

Intelligent people swear more…

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.

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