Off topic: Growing-up music, landmark names, slow checkout lanes, mapping languages

Growing up with pop music: songs for every age as people go from adolescence to thirty-something. Mount Rushmore was “Six Grandfathers,” and other original names of U,S. landmarks. A supermarket in Scotland is testing “relaxed” checkout¬†lanes in partnership with an Alzheimer’s group — because not everyone can rush through life. And Localingual is a new interactive-map project that aims to be the Wikipedia of languages and dialects of the world. (via)

Photo: Mount Rushmore. (Ellen Creager/Detroit Free Press/MCT)


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