As much fun as you can have looking at obscure and weird Wikipedia pages, what’s really fun about Wikipedia is looking at the pages for completely mundane, everyday things.

There’s something amusing about having a concept explained to you that is so familiar it would never occur to you to look it up, but it’s also fascinating because even though you use a towel every day, you really do not know anything about towels. I could not tell you the history of towels or the types of towels or even come up with an accurate and exhaustive definition of “towel” twenty minutes ago. Almost everything, including things that are part of every day of our lives, is mostly unknown to us.

I feel like this is a form of art. The objective tone and factuality of Wikipedia should be what separates it from the “artistic,” but this kind of systematic definition, description, exploration and exemplification…

…when applied to something like a “hug,” it’s…something else. I am being shown the world and the nature of humans, and it’s beautiful.

The Wikipedia article for Humans is really something else. It’s just back to back sentences that sound like they could have been written by an alien and sentences that could definitely only have been written by us.


#Wikipedia #the wondrous variety of sapient life #this probably deserves some warning tag but I am not sure what


Ok so spambot followers are as old as time, but there’s a new twist on it: lately I’ve been getting followed by bots selling… crystal meth? Is this happening to anybody else? Absolutely wild.

No. My latest bot appears to be selling the Illuminati.


#it was just realistic enough that I tried responding to the PM it sent me #but it ignored my question about how it found my blog and just continued on with ”I’m from New York USA and you?” #so I’m thinking it’s probably not a person #(if you *are* a person‚ bethkatehis24‚ I’m sorry) #(please don’t feel too bad about it: I once failed the Turing test too) #reply via reblog



Someone I know not well enough to voice my opinion on the subject said something like why didn’t God make potatoes a low-calorie food so I am here to say: God made them like that because their nutrition density IS what makes them healthy. By God I mean Andean agricultural technicians. Potato is healthy BECAUSE potato holds calories and vitamins. Do not malign potato

For all evolutionary history, life has struggled against calorie deficit… So much energy goes into finding food that there is no time for anything else. Our ancestors selectively bred root vegetables to create the potato, so that we might be the first species whose daily existence doesn’t consist of trying to find the nutrients necessary for survival. One potato can rival the calorie count of many hours of foraging… Eat a potato, and you free up so much time to create and build and connect with your fellow man. Without potato where would you be?? Do not stand on the shoulders of giants and think thyself tall!!


#I ate potatoes today and I approve this message #give or take some hyperbole‚ anyway #(it is deeply twisted that ”this food contains less sustenance” is a thing sellers charge *extra* for) #(if I want less food I will *eat* less food) #((besides‚ my appetite is quite good at adjusting for calorie density and is not fooled by your hollowed-out shit)) #food #disordered eating #proud citizen of The Future