The Curiosity Index (05.09.2017)

Why you should read more about religion

I suspect that most of the people reading this blog don’t need convincing on this but here’s why someone who doesn’t believe (Tyler Cowen) thinks religion is important.

Flying spaghetti monsters and the quest for religious authenticity

As this so-called Pastafarianism has grown, some branches of the FSM church have started demanding the rights and privileges enjoyed by more established religious organizations. What started as a fake religion is now angling to be an authentic one.

Oh the irony.

Where Do All Those Books Come From in Restaurant Libraries?

I have to confess it’s never been a question I’ve ever given much thought to before, but then again that’s the joy of the internet. And now I know. Also those are some good-looking restaurants.

Roman Britain roads reimagined as a tube network

So. So. Clever. (The Romans & the guy who did the map).

Finland has their own ice hotel – and a sauna made almost entirely of snow

Cool. Literally. Except the sauna – that’s hot. And cool.

 

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