Some Unsung Heroes: Meet the Seamstresses... →
Of all the bits of untold history floating around out there, this one’s a pretty cool look behind the scenes of one of the processes that have kept so many astronauts alive over the years. Hazel Fellows (pictured above), along with many other women, was a seamstress with the International Latex Corporation, and played an instrumental part in creating the now-iconic space suit.
Girl, 6, on shark that bit her: ‘I forgive him’ →
Even though it’s been only a week since she narrowly escaped losing part of her leg and foot after a shark bit her, 6-year-old Lucy Magnum has already reached the forgiveness stage of her recovery. After the attack, Lucy told her parents in a North Carolina hospital: “I hate sharks. I like dolphins way better.” But when she appeared with Craig and Jordan Magnum on TODAY Tuesday as they spoke...
Danish mystery donor leaves cash in Red Cross bin →
An anonymous donor in Denmark has left nearly $200,000 (£120,000) in a clothes recycling bin outside a charity shop run by the Red Cross. The money was found in a bin liner under piles of donated clothing. The note attached said: “To the Danish Red Cross, from anonymous. Have collected for 40 years.” Staff at the shop are very grateful, but the police have asked the donor to...
Art Nouveau Firefly Posters via TheMarySue →
Seriously, click through to see the posters. They are AWESOME. bluemeridian: Created by designer Megan Lara, these posters are part of the Firefly Les Femmes poster set and are available at Quantum Mechanix Online. Except for the one above, which is set to be exclusively sold at San Diego Comic Con. They all look like burning hot beautiful propaganda, and it’s pretty awesome. After the jump,...
As much as I love Jimmy and Justin, I think the Roots might actually be the best part of this.
Egyptian Women Take a Stand Against Sexual Abuse →
A group of Egyptian women are taking a stand against sexual harassment and abuse with the creation of HarassMap, a crowdsourced way to monitor and protect women in Cairo. The site asks women to report any sexual assault by calling, texting, emailing or tweeting (#harassmap) the site. The reports are then placed on a searchable map and colored by type of abuse. The acts reported can range from...