Internet Travel Guide: 2/28/2014

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.”
-Edith Wharton

I’m chillin’ in my PJ’s on the couch with the husband & the dog, drinking red wine and re-knitting my weird-sized scarf from a couple weeks ago. Excellent Friday night. Have some equally excellent links:

Here is a comic about how nature is terrifying. (Your garden is “a box of dirt that pushes food at you very slowly.” Ew.)

The Winter Olympics are over, but here is a reminder for the committee choosing the site for 2018: do not choose Hoth.

This is Why Hoth Was Denied Its Bid to Host the Winter Olympics

This tiny (400 microns) zircon crystal is the oldest known object on Earth – and it looks like something straight out of a cheesy old sci-fi movie. As do these sea sapphires – crazy sea organisms that switch between glowing blue and being nearly transparent. If I encountered one of those in the wild I’d check myself into the psych ward!

Finally, this fashion video from the 1920’s features hilarious commentary by a woman who is not so sure about short skirts. Her reason? “I don’t much like knees.” She’s got a point.

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