Looks like we can all stop feeling bad about not getting eight consecutive hours of sleep!
Apparently, the whole eight-hour-sleep thing is a recent invention, and prior to that, people were sleeping in two four-hour shifts, with a nice one to two hour break in between for reading or whatever. (via BoingBoing)
Last night I dreamed I lived behind an ice cream store and Kevin Spacey was my landlord. No, I don’t know where my subconscious gets these things either. He smiled a lot; it was worrying.
And here are some other random oddities:
- Rejected ideas for Star Wars toys. Like a life-sized inflatable Boss Nass. No, I don’t know why. (also via BoingBoing)
- How much would the Death Star cost? A lot, it turns out.
- The kerfluffle over Jeremy Lin is mostly over, but here’s a pretty good take on it from a newspaper sports editor’s point of view.
- And finally, in case you ever wondered where the word “dude” comes from, here is an article just for you, dude. Seriously.