Off topic: Word evolution, requesting currency, spiders’ story, mundane Batman, time zones

A study of the birth and death of words, or, as the Guardian puts it, their Darwinian struggle for survival. Speaking of words: “Respected parental relative” is how Robert Louis Stevenson began a letter in which he asked his dad for money. Tarantulas — they’re just misunderstood cannibals. Batman clipping his fingernails, and other ordinary adventures. (via Metafilter) And time zones on a silver platter. (via Good)


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