The rounded top of the board bore a painted 32-point compass pattern. Each point featured a line of eight holes radiating from the center of a circle.
A more prosaic explanation is offered at Nothing To Do With Arbroath.
More examples at The Telegraph's gallery of mistranslated Chinese phrases.
YouTube link. This is why you won't find any nitrogen triiodide sitting around in the woods of northern Minnesota.
Discussed in a thread at the Data Is Beautiful subreddit.
Can you guess what the unusual formations are in this nanosatellite photo? (The area being imaged is the Myeongnyang Strait - if that helps...) Which brings us to the subject of "nanosatellites" - On Nov.
Via Bad Newspaper, where there is always something funny.
If so, you may be eligible to participate in one of those class-action lawsuits where the claimants get a pittance and the attorneys get rich: If you’re a resident of the United States and bought at least one five-ounce can of any of these tunas from Starkist between February 19, 2009 and October 31, 2014, you’re eligible to file a claim...
Photo credit, via Wikipedia.
Bear, you see, is no ordinary dog. He's able to sniff out things that most people may not even realize have a scent...
Republican support for Bernie Sanders is not quite the counterpart of Democrats cheering on Donald Trump. The latter phenomenon is readily understandable as a desire to see Trump wreak havoc in the Republican primary process.
The rhino bull, after being rebuffed by the cows numerous times, made his way down to the water and near to the muddy patch the foal was stuck in.
I am so jealous... Bartlett and the 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels Salvage Crew counted more than 300 gold coins valued at four point five million dollars.
A totally unexpected result is lucidly explained in the top comment at this AskScience subreddit thread.
He's using a Nasal Ranger. I didn't know there were such devices, discussed here, but it makes sense.
YouTube link. The best part is the eruption of the Post-It Notes at the end.
Found... in a museum! Fossil-hunters have found several extinct snakes with stunted hind legs, and modern boas and pythons still have a pair of little spurs.
As reported by The Independent: Those who can’t resist reading a good book on public transport have been rewarded by a city in Romania, which offered a free bus ride to anyone who read a book during their journey...
YouTube link. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman perform The Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera.
The conventional definition involves sentimental love, but the photo source also offers this comment: The word also had homosexual connotations, as in Stoppard’s The Invention of Love.