Friday Fun Links 6/7/13
After a bit of a hiatus, Friday Fun Links are back. To celebrate, we thought we’d share a link to a recent Businessinsider.com article about the differences in American language across regions of the country.
For example, if you’re from Wisconsin, where I’m from, you refer to miniature lobster-like crustaceans found in streams and lakes as a “crayfish.” However, if you’re from Missouri, you’re more likely to call them “crawdads” or, if you’re from the south, you might call them “crawfish.”
Click here for 22 examples of regional language variations.
RJS recently held it’s own mini-golf tournament, and while it was creative and fun, it was nothing like what the Walker Art Center is putting on this summer in Minneapolis. The Walker, one of the premier modern art museums in the country, has transformed its famous sculpture garden into a mini-golf course with the kind of artistic flair one might expect. Click here for the full gallery of photos.
Dr. Who, the venerable BBC TV series that’s been on for decades, is well known for attracting its fair share of geeky fanatics. However, this is possibly the nerdiest thing I’ve ever heard of. To celebrate the show’s 5oth anniversary, an enterprising group of fans created a Kickstarter campaign to raise $33,000 to build and launch a “TARDIS,” into space. For those who don’t know, the TARDIS is the time machine spacecraft Dr. Who uses in the show. Apparently, a 1-foot prototype has been built to look exactly like the police box used in the series.
If you’d like to learn more or contribute, visit here.