Fun Things: October 28 Edition

This week: Pig vomit and nun porn

We hope this can help you prepare for important things ahead.

ON BOOSTING AIR TRAVEL SAFETY 

“An airport designed to resemble a desert mirage.” from Where Architects Go to Test Their Wackiest Ideas in the WSJ

ON OPTIONS

“…it would be easy for aliens to ‘totally destroy us’ if they possess the capability of interstellar propulsion required to visit Earth, noting that it would take only an object with the mass of a car striking the planet at near light speed to ‘kill everything.’ However, he added, worry stems not only from  the possibility of a direct attack, but from the notion that if aliens were to transmit a message back to Earth, it could instruct humans to inadvertently build a doomsday device.” from COME AND GET IT, A risky invitation to extraterrestrials in Harper’s

ON HAVING JUST ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE BASICS

Welcome to Herdade Bonanza, the ultimate pet resort in the Algarve. from the resort itself

ON SAYING A LOT WITH A LITTLE

Pig vomit toxin key to Martian meteorite mystery from the BBC 

ON PLAYING CHEAP MUZAK AT YOUR RESTAURANT OR STORE

“… playing classical music rather than muzak or pop in a cafe can boost sales by 20%.” from Pan pipes, pinot noir and productivity: the hidden power of music in the Guardian

ON BEING IN GOOD COMPANY

Even nuns watch porn, Pope says, warning of risks from — who else?! — the BBC 

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