12 May 2010

The Yes! Digest -- May 13th, 2010

This is: Frog Jumping Day, according to Pet In The Pocket. The website suggests that you celebrate by getting a frog or toad as a pet---which doesn't, to be honest, sound like the world's greatest idea, if only because it will require you to buy an aquarium. As a less complicated (salmonella-carrying) alternative, it also suggests you read Mark Twain's short story "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," so...yeah. Do that instead.

Spirit food: "If you look for the truth outside yourself, it gets farther and farther away." -- Tung-Shan

Brain food: The mechanics of breastfeeding. (via Jezebel)

Young adults today...: report "bruxism" (teeth-grinding) after long-term tobacco use, at least according to this "nationwide Finnish Twin Cohort Study." (Ed. note: "bruxism" is my new favorite word, and I can't wait to use it during a game of Scrabble.)

UU news: The UUA Board of Trustees "has vowed to transform governance at the board, General Assembly, and district levels." (For details on the changes, click the link.) (via UU World)

A joy: Usually, it takes two hours to clean a bird that's been coated in crude oil. This machine cuts the time down to seven minutes. (via Treehugger)

A concern/churchy things: "Yesterday a mosque in Jacksonville, Florida, was firebombed." (via The Revealer)

Unchurchy things
How to...: simplify your wallet. (via Boing Boing)

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