Timely new data shows that a chocolate Easter bunny’s ears are often the first to fall victim to human amputation. A full 59% of online survey respondents stated that they prefer to eat chocolate rabbits starting with the ears. That’s compared to only 4% who like to start…

The Victorian era had a bustling black market in corpses for medical experimentation. People went to great lengths to protect the bodies of their loved ones.   Enter the great Coffin-Torpedo arms race of the late 19th century. Tinkerers designed devices inside coffin lids…

You’re in Portland. You’re thirsty. You turn not to a refreshing fair-trade, organic chai latte. No, you sip from a Benson Bubbler.

Okay, these may not be hilarious but they are diverting. :)   Mosquitoes, Get Ready for Your Close-Up – The Atlantic   How Prince Charles plans to sterilise the nation’s squirrels – with Nutella – The Guardian

In case you haven’t seen it (maybe you’re busy trying to keep your kids out of your hair long enough to hold a phone interview for work), “BBC Dad” went viral this week giving work-from-home parents everywhere some relatable comic relief. Catch up (or enjoy it again…and…

Skateboarding through the streets of Bangalore, India, these teenagers are definitely not posers. Led by Atita Verghese, India’s first professional female skateboarder, they are shredding gender norms and starring in the music video for the Wild Beasts song “Alpha Female,”…

Kudos to the creative folks at Takhini Hot Pools in Whitehorse, Yukon. In February, they have cold. They have dark. They have hot pools. And, since 2011, they have a hair-freezing contest, Huff Po reports. The winner (naturally) has the most outrageously frozen hair. There…

Police in southern Iceland pulled over 2 erratic drivers last week, suspecting they were drinking while driving. It turns out they were driving while under the influence of Aurora Borealis, Iceland Magazine reports.

For your Friday Diversion, we direct you to Sawbones: For the unfamiliar, it’s a rollicking podcast by married physician duo Sydnee and Justin McElroy about all the “dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways” medicine has tried to fix people.  

A highlight of the Rotterdam Natural History Museum’s new Dead Animal Tales exhibit is the stone marten (weasel) that knocked out the lights at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva last November. The ambitious weasel gnawed through a substation cable at the LHC and got 18,…