Friday, August 30, 2013

Freaky Friday Fun Facts #4

Mulluane | Friday, August 30, 2013 | Be the first to comment!

A little Wow! A bit of Whoa! A tad of Neat! And of course another bonus link at the end but remember, no skipping ahead!

1
~~~SFF Goodies~~~


From io9:


You could live in this NYC apartment that looks like a 1960s spaceship

*Blurb* There is some hot-ass retro spaceship design going on inside this New York City apartment. For only 14.95 million, this blast from the past (but straight into your future) could be yours.

2
~~~Science/Nature~~~



From Today:


Wild! Sperm whales adopt dolphin with deformed spine


(Again this is not new, article is dated last January, but it is further proof that fact is often stranger than fiction. Besides that, it is also a very heartwarming story.)

3
~~~Writing~~~



From io9:


9 Scientific Breakthroughs That Killed Science Fiction Subgenres

*Blurb* Science fiction looks to the future — but sometimes the future catches up to you. Sometimes, an idea generates tons of great science fiction stories — until science reveals the truth, and kills it dead. Or technology surpasses it. Here are nine scientific breakthroughs that destroyed science fiction subgenres.


4
~~~Archaeology-History~~~



From Discovery News:


Oldest Rock Art in North America Revealed


*Blurb* On the west side of Nevada's dried-up Winnemucca Lake, there are several limestone boulders with deep, ancient carvings; some resemble trees and leaves, whereas others are more abstract designs that look like ovals or diamonds in a chain.


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~~~Humor~~~



And for today's humor section


From The Website of Brent Weeks:


Sam Sykes Intros Brent Weeks


(This is hilarious!)


Bonus!
~~~Kirkus: 80 Days of Giveaways!~~~


In Celebration of their 80th Birthday


*Instructions*


1. To get your daily update and winner notifications, 'Like' Kirkus Reviews on Facebook and follow @KirkusReviews on Twitter.

2. Each day, follow the link in the post, and submit your answer below.

3. One lucky book lover per day with the correct answer will win a FREE New York Times best-selling book. And every time you submit a correct answer, you get an entry for the GRAND PRIZE: a new iPad!

Today's Question:

 What 1951 J.D. Salinger novel about a troubled teenager, was —and continues to be— one of the most controversial and challenged books in American schools and libraries?

(Have Fun Ya'll!)







Mulluane is a 55-year-old proud grandmother of 4, who is passionate about her pets, blogging, traditional fantasy, and tinkering with webdesign. She is obssesively photo shy but she uses an avatar that accurately represents her dreams. ♥ You can also find her on:

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Dragons, Heroes and Wizards

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