S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Tab closing

Thanks to hobbitblue, I'm listening to Tom McRae's new forthcoming album, all free online right now at a "listening party". I don't know who he is, but the first several tracks I've sampled are appealing.

India's National Mission for Manuscripts - a collection of 1.8 million+ scanned in manuscripts of all kinds.

A fourteenth-century brass astrolabe quandrant, for sale in London next month.

New earliest evidence for chile cultivation in South America, 6100 years ago (approximately).

My family will appreciate this one: when I was young, I liked a little beer in my milk. I lost my taste for that by the time I was five or six. Indeed, I haven't really liked beer since. But I'm not the only one with taste for this flavor combination. A Japanese brewery is turning surplus milk into beer.

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