CLOSE

Morning Cup of Links: Valentine Flowers

The Secrets Behind Your Flowers. Did your valentine bouquet do its part to supplant the cocaine trade in South America?
*
Tongue Wrestle Mania: The Art and Science of French Kissing. Don’t be one of the many kinds of kissers that could drive your kissee away!
*
National Geographic has assembled their online archives on Egypt into one index. You can brush up on what ancient artifacts tell us about Egyptian history and how they have been impacted by the revolution.
*
Back to the Future. Argentine photographer Irina Werning went to great lengths to faithfully reproduce childhood photos with the same subjects as adults. The photographs vary, one is NSFW.
*
Lady Gaga’s new song “Born This Way” reminds of lot of people of Madonna’s 1989 hit “Express Yourself.” If you can’t tell, here are the two songs played together.
*
Dusty, the Klepto Cat, caught in the act. If you asked him, he’d say it wasn’t stealing, it was collecting things as a hobby.
*
Statistical Love Poems for Valentines Day. This is so far above my head, I’d be awfully impressed by anyone who understands it. (via Everlasting Blort)
*
10 Great Love Affairs in History. Maybe some inspiration for your Valentines Day plans?

Original image
arrow
pretty pictures
9 Exhilarating Close-Up Photos of Sharks
Original image

Dive into the world of Shark, a new book by award-winning photographer Brian Skerry.

Original image
Hamilton Broadway
arrow
Food
A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
Original image
Hamilton Broadway

Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
Amazon

Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios