Category Archives: Freakin Brilliant

Backyard crows bring gifts to 8-year-old girl who feeds them: ‘It’s showing me how much they love me’

She often photographs the crows and other birds, and she lost her lens cap in a nearby alley a few weeks ago while photographing a bald eagle.

When she returned home, the lens cap was sitting on the edge of the birdbath.

Mann checked video from the surveillance camera she set up to record the birds and spotted a crow bringing the lens cap into the yard, walking it to the birdbath, and then rinsing it off.

“I’m sure that it was intentional,” she said. “They watch us all the time. I’m sure they knew I dropped it. I’m sure they decided they wanted to return it.”

via Backyard crows bring gifts to 8-year-old girl who feeds them: ‘It’s showing me how much they love me’.

There’s No ‘Right’ Time to Find Mr Right

"Women are now asked to live by second-wave feminist principles, until, boom, they’re informed that they need a man no less than women ever did," writes Phoebe Maltz Bovy in the Atlantic.

Meanwhile, straight men are not judged in the same way: Marry young and you’re obviously more responsible than your peers; reach your 35th birthday unmarried and that’s no problem, you’ve still got all the time in the world. While there are good reasons to urge women not to marry too young ("the stability of marriage in upper-middle-class circles likely owes something to premarital trips around the block," Bovy writes)

via There's No 'Right' Time to Find Mr Right.

On Blackbeard’s Ship: Syphilis Syringe, Rectal Pump

“Also discovered were what’s left of two devices, known as pump clysters, intended for sending fluid into one’s rectum. Researchers plan further investigation to figure out just why the crew needed them.”

This is hilarious. Items found on Blackbeard’s ship. They can’t IMAGINE why a bunch of men at sea together for months at a time would need enemas. No clue whatsoever. Nope, not at all.

via On Blackbeard’s Ship: Syphilis Syringe, Rectal Pump.

how to prepare beef tenderloin – YouTube

  • Freeze beef.  Slice very thinly
  • Let sit 30 minutes to thaw.  Add:
  •  1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tbsp corn starch or potato starch
  • 1 egg
  • mash around and scramble and slam down for 5 minutes
  • Add scant 1 tbsp oil ( corn, olive or any)
  • Mix around briefly
  • refrigerate for 1 hour

This is the beef prep Yanzhen Shao uses for many of his beef dishes

Look here for his video How to prepare Pork https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnWt3HXHM00

how to prepare beef tenderloin – YouTube.

Read the Lawrence Krauss letter the WSJ wouldn’t run about its ‘science proves religion’ story

The problem with Metaxas’ argument, Krauss wrote in the reply the Journal refused to publish, begins with the assumption the scientists actually “know the factors that allow the evolution of life in the Universe. We know the many factors that were important here on Earth, but we do not know what set of other factors might allow a different evolutionary history elsewhere.”

Metaxas’ error is “akin to saying that if one looks at all the factors in my life that led directly to my sitting at my computer to write this, one would obtain a probability so small as to conclude that it is impossible that anyone else could ever sit down to compose a letter to the [Wall Street Journal].”

via Read the Lawrence Krauss letter the WSJ wouldn’t run about its ‘science proves religion’ story.