{"content":{"id":486,"title":"19-01-27 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nArchive.org is amazing. \u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/Astounding_Stories_of_Super_Science_1930\"\u003eHere are the first few issues\u003c/a\u003e of Astounding magazine (now Analogue), which published works by most of the great science fiction writers before 1960.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Boy_(character)\"\u003eWikipedia's article on Bat Boy\u003c/a\u003e. \"Bat Boy has a chaotic sense of morality. He has been said to steal cars and not to come to the aid of the needy\".\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI'm obsessed with Wiktionary's words of the day. This week had the Finnish word \u003ca href=\"https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/poronkusema#Finnish\"\u003eporonkusema\u003c/a\u003e, \"the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate\".\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA German zoo which had been covertly anti-Hilter during the war accidentally ended up with a \u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/laura_parrot\"\u003eNazi parrot\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-26T17:16:25.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-26T17:16:25.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=finland\"\u003efinland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=finnish\"\u003efinnish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=germany\"\u003egermany\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-01-27 Weekly Links

  • Archive.org is amazing. Here are the first few issues of Astounding magazine (now Analogue), which published works by most of the great science fiction writers before 1960.
  • Wikipedia's article on Bat Boy. "Bat Boy has a chaotic sense of morality. He has been said to steal cars and not to come to the aid of the needy".
  • I'm obsessed with Wiktionary's words of the day. This week had the Finnish word poronkusema, "the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate".
  • A German zoo which had been covertly anti-Hilter during the war accidentally ended up with a Nazi parrot.