Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Did you know that the average UK citizen carries around three "mysterious keys" with them? It's probably a higher number for US citizens. We could have dozens of keys to different dimensions, and we don't even know it!

Er. In not really related news, here's a fascinating collection of blueprints from insane asylums. This led me to a site on Kirkbridge buildings, which is even more fascinating. There's even a weblog!

I was willing to go along with this theory that organized religion will "go extinct" in various countries...except that the article lists Ireland as one of the countries, and I can't imagine religion ever leaving that nation completely.

Italy is having a huge science and sci-fi convention called Levantecon, and I wish I could read Italian because it looks like it's going to be a great time!

Meanwhile, here in America this weekend, we celebrate Mule Day. Yay, mules.

Also Opening Day! We have parades in this town. We're kind of silly that way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RE: Insane asylums

According to the site, "Up to the 19th Century mentally ill people were sometimes chained naked in squalid conditions in places like London’s Bethlehem"

Uh, it's more like "Up until the present..." The Willowbrook Institution on Staten Island was closed in the 1970s for pretty much the same thing. Naked children, tied, smearing feces on the walls.

Check it out: