In Our Feeds: The space shuttle, the differences between soda and pop, and why trains are so literary
By Morgan on April 27th, 2012
Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!
Happy Friday! Our day kicked off spectacularly, as the Enterprise space shuttle flew over our headquarters in SoHo, NYC. It was awesome! Check out NASA’s Twitter feed for pics and info, and Dante’s pic below!
And speaking of space…Alex wants you to see this rubber chicken space launch (I know, I’m confused too). Apparently a high school is studying solar radiation by launching a rubber chicken to the edge of space. We eagerly await their results!
In other photo news, Michael wants you to check out this list of the most beautiful train stations in the world from Flavorwire. I really liked this list, because I find train stations to be so literary…maybe it’s all the reading of Atlas Shrugged and Harry Potter I’ve done?
Meanwhile, Megan suggests you take a look at this gorgeous photo of the Library of Congress, which is celebrating its 212 birthday this week. The Library opened April 24, 1800, under the leadership of President John Adams. Or, if you like your libraries with a bit more movement, check out this fun video on library preservation that Jess sent over. It’s like a live-action game of literary Clue!
There are other anniversaries this week, too — like the one-year anniversary of Prince William and Kate Middleton! Here’s a look back at their first year of marriage.
As I sip my seltzer here at my desk, I’m intrigued by this submission from Dante, on the invisible cultural borders across the US. Did you know one of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks? I grew up in New Jersey so I’m a “soda” girl, but you might be a “pop” or a “coke” drinker instead. Fascinating!
And finally, April is wrapping up, and with it, National Poetry Month. Never fear! Lia showed me this charming list of poetic baby names. So now it’s time to put little Hugo and Tennyson to bed, and go enjoy your weekend!
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