Happy Friday, y’all! Before I get into the Friday Quickies, I wanted to remind you that Mad Art Lab has re-launched! I’m a huge fangirl of that site and the writers because they take the blend of science and creativity to new heights. Want to read about werewolf telepathy? The physics of paint pouring? Getting your ass kicked in-game? Messing with spatial dimensions? They have you covered.
Now, on to the stories:
- A New York Times opinion piece called “Smash the Wellness Industry” was getting a lot of play on my social media feeds. In it, Jessica Knoll shares her own story of dieting and discusses why many women “eat up” the pseudoscience about food.
- Simón(e) D Sun at Scientific American reminds us that you just can’t use science to justify your ridiculous transphobia so stop it already HAPPY PRIDE MOFOS.
- At least a couple of bullshit-peddlers are facing digital consequences this week. Natural News has been suspended on Facebook, though apparently for spam and not specifically for the bullshit peddling. Meanwhile, Alex Jones has to pay the creator of Pepe the Frog $15,000 and promise never to use that graphic on merchandise. Just let Pepe chill without involving him in neo-Nazi bullshit, man! Stories via Muscadine and Rhuu.
- Whether you hated, loved, or felt “it’s complicated” about Avengers: Endgame‘s Thor, you’ll probably appreciate this clip of Chris Hemsworth in sad-Thor character, singing “Hurt” by, well, depending who you ask, Trent Reznor or Johnny Cash. Keep watching if you want to see some Men in Black: International action, although it is woefully devoid of Tessa Thompson clips.
Though I consider Hemsworth and Thompson to be VERY cute mammals, let’s focus on some non-human ones, shall we? The rusty spotted cat is the smallest feline in the world and IT’S SO CUTE AND TINY AND I DON’T CARE IF IT’S A WILD MATURE ADULT I WANT TO SNUGGLE IT FOREVER. Via Muscadine.
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