Thursday Round Up

Here’s my round up of interesting items I came across this week…hope you enjoy!

Science:

It’s crazy what we don’t know until we do. And then sometimes we think we know and we don’t. How about a new body part?

Nature:

On Monday I posted a blog about my travels in Bayou Teche and I talked about how much I like the landscape in the South—I really do think it’s some of the most beautiful in the country. The next day, an article on the Neversink Cave in Alabama popped up on feed. In addition to my love of swamps and bayous, I’m also a little obsessed with caves—the Son Doong cave in Vietnam is in the top five of my bucket list. I’m not sure if I’ll make it to Vietnam or back to the South first, but now I have one more place to visit.

Humor/lifestyle

Back in April, I went to Vegas with some girlfriends and saw Amy Schummer live. Yes, I was living under a rock and didn’t know who she was until my much more with it friend told me all about her. Since then, my husband and I have watched most, if not all, of her shows. I love her. I love her honesty and I love that she goes places most people don’t in a way that is real and humorous. A few weeks after I saw her live, a colleague wrote this article about mommy-hood and Amy Schummer…I hadn’t thought of things quite like Jordan, but after reading this, I definitely agree. Now if someone could just convince Amy that Jordan and I should be her new best friends.

History:

Francis Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in US history. She was also a graduate of my alma mater, Mount Holyoke. She’s being considered as one of the potential new faces of the $10 bill. I think it’s about time we started honoring some of the extraordinary women the US has been lucky enough to call their own and while I’ll be happy to just see a woman on the bill, I’d love to see Ms. Perkins’ image.

Literature

And since we’re talking about new faces on money, did you hear the announcement made recently by the Bank of England? Jane Austen will be the new face of the £10 note. Think what you may about her writing, but there’s no denying her influence on literature.