First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
~ Epictetus


Some goodies, and leftovers, for you few Dear Readers this soggy Friday evening.

Dancing mania was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people, sometimes thousands at a time, who danced uncontrollably and bizarrely. They would also scream, shout, and sing, and claim to have visions or hallucinations.

This academic paper suggests that the amount country music played on the radio has a direct effect on the local suicide rate.

Another study finds that, London is no safer despite the glut of CCTVs.

Get your #general_strike posters here.

Two new blood-types have been identified. This could be the reason for rejected transfusions.

Here’s hoping this bill that criminalizes TSA activities gains traction.

Subtle, brilliant, bookcase design:


Finally, ads the way we see them:

Have you booked my face yet? What’re you waitin’ fer?