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Bird Poop Keeps Falling On My Head

I seem to get pooped on by birds a lot. Bird poop just finds me. It didn’t actually occur to me until this week that this happens to me more...
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DotW: Dictionaries on Another Website

I have pretty much abandoned my Dictionary of the Week feature. In fact, I’ve neglected my whole blog lately. You see, I have a full-time job...
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Looking for the Great Tinamou

When I travel the world, I see a lot of birds. I don’t usually go out of my way to look for them, but I stop and look when they cross my path....
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Living With Pain

My friend and former National Geographic colleague Jenny Holland wrote a lovely guest post for The Last Word on Nothing this week. She writes clearly...
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Museum Tourist: British Museum–Lewis Chess Set

In 1831, someone found a 78-piece chess set on a beach on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland. The pieces are medieval, probably...
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Welcome, Phone Readers

Important development: This website now has a mobile version! Woohoo! Read more
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Home Home I’m Home I’m Home

After five months in the wilderness–if you call Western and Northern Europe wilderness, which I probably shouldn’t–I am back in...
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Airport Polar Bear

After my wolverine posts, I’m considering a new series on taxidermy in transportation buildings. This polar bear welcomes visitors to...
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Monetize Your Dog Walks

Look–some clever person in Kiruna, Sweden, found out a way to turn walking the dog into income. I saw this in the train station. Genius,...
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Wolverine, Again

There were some complaints after my blog post about a stuffed wolverine in a train station that you couldn’t actually tell the wolverine was in...
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