For the past week, you’ve done nothing but work, secluded from the world while the rest of us had an amazing time laughing at hilarious videos and enjoying everything else the internet has to offer. Well, now it’s your turn. These are 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web and we’re about to give you a glimpse of everything you’ve missed out on. And seriously…it was a lot. But enough with this petty banter. This is Link25 (299) – The Bourdain & Spade Will Be Missed Edition.
Sadly, as our title suggests, this week also included the deaths of two beloved celebrities. If you or anyone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, know that help is available. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Designer Kate Spade remembered as vibrant and colorful, like her creations
Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun.
The same words used so often to describe Kate Spade’s enormously popular handbags — “It” bags that were both aspirational and affordable — were an apt description of the woman herself, say many in the fashion world. And that only contributed to the sense of shock and loss in the industry upon hearing the news Tuesday that Spade had apparently taken her own life at 55.
“She was always just as happy and delightful as her collection was,” said Fern Mallis, industry consultant and former director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America during (click the image for the full story)
Anthony Bourdain: Celebrity chef found dead at 61
US celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room, aged 61, of an apparent suicide.
The culinary bad boy was near Strasbourg, France, working on a shoot for his series, Parts Unknown, on CNN.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the cable network said in a statement on Friday.
Bourdain was a best-selling food, fiction and nonfiction author.
CNN’s statement continued: “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.
“His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with…(click the image for the full story)
Lists Going Viral Right Now
Kindergarten Class Shakes Hands, Smiles Every Morning
A North Texas kindergarten class has a daily morning routine of shaking hands, making eye contact and smiling every day when they start class. http://on.nbcdfw.com/w8WM9rb
Posted by NBC DFW on Friday, May 25, 2018
Australia Doesn't Exist And People Who Live There Are Actors Paid By NASA - Flat Earthers Claim
There’s a growing number of people who seem to think the world is, in fact, flat. But it gets better. They also insist that Australia is actually just one big hoax. According to a viral Facebook rant, the entire country (and presumably the 24 million people that live there) is completely FAKE.
The idea resurfaced at a some recent gathering of the so-called Flat Earthers in the Birmingham recently where over 200 people came together to confirm to each other that the Earth is nothing more than a giant (click the image for the full story)
ORGANIC MATTER FOUND ON MARS, NASA REVEALS IN MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Nasa’s Curiosity rover has found organic matter preserved on Mars, in a discovery that could suggest it was once home to life.
The molecules represent an intriguing suggestion that Mars has been far more alive than we ever knew. While the discovery does not shed light on whether Mars was once home to alien life, and whether it could still be, the findings could be the result of ancient life there.
“The chances of being able to find signs of ancient life with future missions, if life ever was (click the image for the full story)
Just in time for summer
THAT TIME THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TRIED DELIVERING MAIL BY MISSILE
Today for the equivalent price of a decent cup of coffee you can get the United States Postal Service to pick up and deliver a letter to anywhere in the continental United States in just a day or two. But it hasn’t always been that way and there’s a reason they call it “snail mail”. To get around the problem, for a brief time in the 1950s the USPS dared to dream big- like rocket ship big… Yes, on June 8, 1959, the then named U.S. Post Office Department, in conjunction with the US Navy, launched a rocket laden with what they officially dubbed (click the image for the full story)
Why You Should Spend Time Doing Nothing, According to Science
In the 1950s, scholars worried that, thanks to technological innovations, Americans wouldn’t know what to do with all of their leisure time.
Yet today, as sociologist Juliet Schor notes, Americans are overworked, putting in more hours than at any time since the Depression and more than in any other in Western society.
It’s probably not unrelated to the fact that instant and constant access has become de rigueur, and our devices constantly expose us to a barrage of colliding and clamoring
Awe, Sweet Momma
Fat cells converted into stem cells can repair any damaged tissues.
Posted by Hashem Al-Ghaili on Friday, April 6, 2018
This might just be the coolest thing on the internet this week
...because we shouldn't take life TOO seriously...
By Merguez Studio
Posted by Nerds with Vaginas on Wednesday, May 30, 2018