15 October 2017

Curiosity


Leigh Lundin
by Leigh Lundin

It’s Bouchercon and no one’s left in town to read my article. Everyone’s in Toronto drinking Canadian whiskey, Canadian beer, and Canadian maple syrup, at least at breakfast, sadly recalling when one’s passport between countries was a friendly wave.

With no one to notice, we can talk about anything we want, free of political correctness constraints that galls thinking people. Okay, okay, all six of you readers remaining in the USA unanimously tweeted you never noticed I particularly restrain myself.

I want to mention a web site called Curiosity.com , a drug for the peripatetic brain. I first became aware of Curiosity as an app for Android, iPhone and iPad. Each day, Curiosity pulls together an eclectic handful of articles found on the web.

Subjects may range from the history and psychology to humanities and science. Curiosity provides a mental vacation from the political glut of news saturating media and minds. The also provide original content.

A number of articles aim at readers and writers… unique book reviews, the psychology of writing, crimes, and historically unusual books such as Ernest Vincent Wright novel Gadsby (written without the letter E), and another take on the Voynich Manuscript. Then there’s the touching article about the little girl who loves bugs– and God love her supportive mother. How can you resist? Walk with me…

Bullied for Loving Bugs, 8-Year-Old-Girl Is Now Co-Author of a Scientific Paper

Motivated Reasoning is Why You Can't Win an Argument Using Facts

Mandela Effect Is When Groups Have Same False Memories. How the paranormal plays into this effect.

Where Comedy Comes From (Chicago Podcast Festival) Curiosity Episode 014

What Is The Indecipherable Voynich Manuscript About?

Imaginary Friends Have Real Benefits. What imaginary friends might teach your kids.

Why Did Old-Timey Bikes Have One Giant Wheel?

Why Key West is filled with Hemingway's 6-Toed cats.

Scientists Exhume H.H. Holmes, America's first Serial Killer, "The Devil in the White City"

Why You Should (and How You Can) Read a Lot More


8 comments:

O'Neil De Noux said...

Ah, ha. I'm not in Canada. Checked in before starting to work this morning on a new novel. I'll check out the web site.

Leigh Lundin said...

Hey O'Neil! Thanks for checking in and good luck on that new novel kick-off!

janice law said...

Sounds like a find!

Hope your area is now over the worst of the hurricane damage.

R.T. Lawton said...

Some of those articles make for interesting reading.

Leigh Lundin said...

Thanks, Janice and RT. They come up with a wide variety of articles that are well thought out.

Elizabeth said...

Thanx for the link!

Leigh Lundin said...

Hi Elizabeth! I hope you find a number of topics to enjoy. Thanks!

Eve Fisher said...

I am definitely checking this site out once I get back home. Although I already know ALL about imaginary friends. Great benefits indeed!