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Now I believe the title to be a BIT misleading, as I don’t think you necessarily should know these 15 things…but they remain 15 interesting things about breasts certainly won’t hurt you to know, but, more importantly, will also give you an excuse to look at cartoon-drawn pictures of boobs at work and then just say that you’re learning:


Also, definitely click on this picture to zoom in…

[via Online Schools]

I love baseball.  I also love graphs.  Thus, baseball graphs are basically internet cocaine for me (notice how I alluded to this in the title).  This isn’t the best one over at Flip Flop Fly Ball, but it is certainly the newest:

[via (the bomb ass) Flip Flop Fly Ball]

Last week Kottke proclaimed the following to be the best flag in the world:


That’s the flag of the Benin Empire, a pre-colonial African state situated in modern Nigeria that lasted from 1440 until 1897.

While quite awesome in its own respect, I must object to Mr. Kottke’s proclamation.  Frankly, for my money, I don’t think it gets any better than the flag of the country in which I currently reside: that of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…about 15 years ago.  The current regime’s idea of a flag pales in comparison to the one (below) that flew over the Congo during the years of Mobutu’s reign, from 1971 to 1997, a time when the country went by a name, Zaire, that didn’t hide from the fact that inserting the word “Democratic” into the name of a country doesn’t necessarily mean that it is one.
Mobutu Sese Seko, the country’s president/dictator/all-around-pretty-shitty-guy for 31 years, changed the flag almost immediately after taking power of the country in 1965.
[The] flag was changed upon the renaming of the country to Zaire in 1971. The Zaire flag….was created as part of Mobutu’s attempted re-Africanization of the nation and was used officially until Mobutu’s overthrow in 1997.
It was  written into the country’s constitution twenty years later.  The Constitution of Zaire was adopted July 5th, 1990, and the flag was described in article 4 of Title 1 (The Territory and sovereignty of the Republic) as follows:

Article 4: The emblem of the Republic is a light green flag, ornamented in the centre with a yellow circle in which a right hand is holding a torch with a red flame.

No, Mobutu was not your traditional leader.  But man did he pick a bomb ass flag….
Sorry “pre-colonial African state situated in modern Nigeria,” I think Zaire takes the cake this time; score one for Mr. Sese Seko.
[via Kottke (for a change)]

Now aint that some shit?!

From literally one of the best web sites on the internet these days comes the following beautiful charicatures that illustrate some amazing facts of life and also teach you shit. The site is called LEARNSOMETHINGEVERYDAY, and I couldn’t recommend it more.

Check some more lessons out “after the jump” (that’s blog slang for clicking the “read more” link below)!


Here is an excerpt from “How to look at billboards,” a fascinating essay by Howard Gossage from the February 1960 issue of Harpers:

What a billboard looks like has nothing to do with whether it ought to be there. Nor does the fact that it carries advertising have anything to do with it, either. It would be the same thing if it were devoted exclusively to reproductions of the old masters; just as the open range would have been the same thing if they had only run peacocks on it. The real question is: has outdoor advertising the right to exist at all?

It’s interesting to read such a perspective on billboards and advertising considering how much has changed in the 50 years since – so definitely read the whole thing if that snippet tickled your fancy.  But if your fancy does not get tickled by snippets such as the one above, then maybe this video of a fat kid dancing to AC/DC is more your thing (we appeal to people of all tastes here at Blogbdon)(and this video is highly recommended to people of all fancies):

[via Buildings and Food and Buzzfeed]

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