Richard Feynman has been my imaginary theoretical physicist boyfriend since I first heard about him. Here’s a wonderful article a friend sent me about using one of Feynman’s truth-testing techniques to see if someone — or you, yourself — understand(s) a term being used.
So you want to know how everybody dies in Shakespeare’s tragedies. Here you go, with an infographic suitable for printing and framing.
If asked to describe clam spit, the first word that would come to my mind would not be beautiful. Neither would delicate or glowing. Nevertheless, woven clam spit is, indeed, A Thing. Here is an article on the last woman in Italy who harvests it and spins it into byssus — sea silk.
Finally, here is a chilling speech, beautifully acted, from the film TomorrowLand. Be told.