Drunken mushrooms, remote control hand muscles, what an EKG really shows, the telescope that lets us see bees on the moon, and more! Come share your best science facts and stories in this week's Metatalktail Hour thread.
You're old enough now, it's time we had the talk: where do Muppets come from?
Great first post from needlegrrl, A good handwritten letter is a creative act celebrating April as (US) National Letter Writing Month.
Also see hippybear's Metatalk thread April Showers Bring May Flowers about posting "simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts" this month. (Also open to discussion for a May posting theme.)
In the latest podcast episode, cortex and jessamyn do their humble darnedest to catch up on the last two months of MetaFilter.
Scratching Around in Ask Me ... Chickenologists calculate Gaston's breakfast needs, while other Mefites try to Whisk up the best salted oatmeal cookie recipe, file helpful insights about a career in records and information management, support the seeker of a "bralette for the large of boob," and dig for gold in search of authors with a gift for beautiful metaphors and fiction that make you see daily life differently.
I'm sure you've never been involved in a completely pointless argument – so if you want to see what one looks like, go ahead and amble over here for your edification.
Hey, folks! Here's an update from cortex on the State of MetaFilter. (Spoiler: things are ok!)
Don't miss the great posts so far for Women's March, by women members of Mefi for the month of March!
The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is upon us, there's a Fanfare thread for live-watching, and Mefites are comparing predictions -- so hurry up and submit those men's and women's March Madness brackets if you want in.
This episode of the MetaFilter podcast features voicemail questions from MeFites, with me and Jessamyn doing our best to answer 'em!
It's March! Which means the kickoff of Women's March, a month where women are encouraged to post to the front page.