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Cool Links for June 9, 2018

Time flies when you’re on the road. I’m in Canada for six more days. Fortunately, Canada has internet, and I swear I’m on it as much as when I’m home. Anyway, no sightseeing today as it’s raining. The rain provides a good reason to tether myself to my laptop and give you access to the cool links for June 9, 2018 blog.

Dancers create an optical illusion

Simplemost.com highlights this crazy dance routine. Tell me you didn’t look at their legs the whole time.

Bee Mine

Since I’m soon releasing a love story (see below) and I’m editing two others and outlining a series, I thought I’d share this video of true love:

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Chambers Covered Railroad Bridge Cool links for June 1, 2018

Cool links for June 2, 2018

Hola! I’m on vacation (a vacation from retirement) and traveling between Arizona, Oregon and Canada. Here are my cool links for June 2, 2018.

Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge

Root Bridges Cool links for June 2, 2018

Locals craft the root bridges of Meghalay, India, to cross rivers and streams that swell during the monsoon season.

They’re made of rubber trees and take ten to fifteen years to craft until they’re strong enough to walk on. Once they span the river or stream, the local inhabitants add stones to make a path. The rubber tree roots grow around the stones to strengthen the bridge. Some of the bridges in the area are five hundred years old or more.

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Cool links for May 19, 2018. Fried bacon strips as bookmarks.

It’s Saturday, time for your Cool Links for May 19, 2018

I’ve been remiss about posting all the cool links I’ve stumbled across on the internet. Blame simultaneously competing in 2018’s AtoZChallenge, and writing 31K for CampNaNo. Whew. Now that April’s out of the way, I have time for my regular posting schedule. Here are your cool links for May 19, 2018.

The Best Things Found Between the Pages of Old Books

Atlas Obscura reports on the coolest things found between the pages of old books. Fried bacon as bookmarks? Suicide notes? A picture of yourself as a child? (spooky). I confess the only things I’ve found in an old book are grocery store receipts and a prom picture from the ’80’s. Do you have a story to tell? Leave it in the comments.

Cool links for May 19, 2018. Fried bacon strips as bookmarks.

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Cool but weird library

Is it an igloo? Is it a sculpture? No, it’s the Tianjin Binhai Public Library in Tianjin, China. It’s five stories tall and 34,200 square meters of glass, designed to look like a giant eye. I’m .  . . I’m speechless. It not only holds the artistry of thousands of writers, it is art.

China’s Newest Library Looks Like It’s From Another Planet.

Cool links for May 19,2018. Chinese library

Can you imagine roaming the shelves of this magnificent structure? Amazing.

Bubble Wrap

Who doesn’t like to pop the bubbles in bubble wrap? This video explains how it’s made. I wonder, though, does the novelty ever wear off?

All the Words

Wordhippo.com

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Finally, if you’re looking for the right word, consider using wordhippo.com. I generally sneak over to thesaurus.com when I want a synonym, but wordhippo offers more:

  • Meaning of
  • Rhymes with
  • Sentences with
  • find word forms
  • Pronounce
  • Translate from/to English
  • Words starting with/ending with/containing
  • Scrabble
  • Words with Friends

I’m putting wordhippo on my radar.

Thanks for joining me for today’s edition of Cool Links. I’m on the road for the next three weeks. Hopefully, I’m organized enough to schedule my posts in advance. If not, prepare for a bombardment of silence, or photos of Oregon and British Columbia.

Blessings,

Cheryl

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