Fur The Birds

It’s a fur feeder. Fill it with Fido’s and Fluffy’s cast-off coats and give it to the birds to line their nests with. [Found here.]

I need this.

It records the hours of bright sunshine by burning a hole through a card.

The Campbell-Stokes Recorder (sometimes called a Stokes sphere) is a type of sunshine recorder. It was invented by John Francis Campbell in 1853 and modified in 1879 by Sir George Gabriel Stokes. The original design by Campbell consisted of a glass sphere set into a wooden bowl with the sun burning a trace on the bowl. Stokes’s refinement was to make the housing out of metal and to have a card holder set behind the sphere.

[Found here via here.]

Ombrophilous Hot Links

You Sure Can’t Do, Buddy Guy (1958) An homage to Guitar Slim‘s The Things That I Used to Do.
Band lineup:
Buddy Guy – Guitar and Vocals
Ike Turner – Guitar
Willie Dixon – Bass
Odie Payne – Drums
Harold Burrage – Piano
Carlson Oliver – Tenor Sax
Eddie Jones – Tenor Sax
Jackie Brenston – Baritone Sax

Clam lick.

Vibrating salt.

Do Not Hug the Tree.

1945 computer data cable.

Pops Coffee on the Four Leaf.

Beetle wing embroidery (tutorial).

Signs found on Google Street View.

Rationing of food, petrol, etc., ended in Britain nine years after the end of WWII. [h.t Possum]

A 23 year old auditioned for the Monkees on 7 October 1965. R.I.P. Michael Nesmith.

[Top image: I wasn’t shopping for socks but I found those here.]


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