Today, July 21, is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday. To celebrate, here are a three things you may not have known about him:
- He (supposedly) invented the cocktail Death in the Afternoon. In a collection of celebrity recipes he instructed readers to “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.” (He also shared the recipe for his favorite hamburger.)
- He rewrote the ending the A Farewell To Arms 39 times before he was satisfied.
- He named his fishing boat Pilar.
Happy weekend to you all! Here’s some fun stuff from the internet. See you next week.
1. These butterflies drink the salty tears of turtles. Yes, this is apparently true.
2. Mr. Rogers shows us how crayons are made.
3. 25 Wacky Facts? Some of these facts are suspect.
4. Via fakescience:
5. New Benedict Cumberbatch movie about Alan Turing has me all giddy with anticipation.
We think the timer Derek made is possessed by the ghost of Alan Turing. And by we, I mean I think it’s possessed by Turing. Derek doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.