Welcome to the LATE edition of Friday Quickies and Cute Animal Friday! Apparently my body decided it needed all the sleep after my trip to Puerto Rico. I’m pretty sure I still have grease from the Arecibo Telescope somewhere on me. But that’s a topic for another post!
Let’s dive in to the stories:
- The Plain View Project finds thousands of flagrantly misogynistic, racist, bigoted, vitriolic public Facebook posts by current and retired police officers from eight departments around the United States. (Trigger warning for basically all the things in that link.)
- On to some important science… study shows it takes 1.71 days for a human to poop out a LEGO head. Yeah, science!
- I’ve bookmarked this one for myself, but thought you all might be interested, too: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Donating Your Body to Science.
- The International Astronomical Union officially recognizes 86 new star names from Chinese, Coptic, Hindu, Mayan, Polynesian, South African, and Aboriginal Australian cultures. From Kristen.
Sorry, no pets for Cute Animal Friday. We’re keeping it wild with this wildly adorable chevrotain which looks like a cross between a mouse and a deer. Look at its itty-bitty legs! Link goes to the Javan Chevrotain; image is of the Lesser Malayan Chevrotain. Via Muscadine. (Edited 6/21/19 for correct attribution.)
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