Neil Harbisson is the first person on the planet to have a passport photo that shows his cyborg nature — in his UK passport, he’s wearing a head-mounted device called an eyeborg. The color-blind artist says the eyeborg allows him to see color, and he wants to help other cyborgs like himself gain more rights.
Full Stoty: i09
Yesterday I learned that tampons were not originally created for ~feminine hygiene~ but for plugging up bullet wounds for WW1 and the nurses started using them and were like actually this is p effective and voila tampons thanks WW1
so what you’re saying is that tampon commercials should be shot like war films
Art Tatum: Born 104 Years Ago Today
Today we celebrate the birthday of the great pianist Art Tatum, born October 13, 1909. This edition of Jazz Profiles from NPR does Art Tatum justice in this series of interviews and music segments. Key interview segments from Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Buddy DeFranco and Jon Hendricks are welcome additions ranging from topics on Tatum’s card playing, his meeting with Vladimir Horowitz and Tatum’s own revelatory concept of his playing that stems from a Voice of America interview.
(Photo: Columbia Records/Getty Images)
heavy candidate for Best Musician of the 20th Century imo