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 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.
Can you imagine roaming the shelves of this magnificent structure? Amazing.
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
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
- Translate from/to English
- Words starting with/ending with/containing
- 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.
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