I'm a curious person. Don't get me wrong — the library is great and will always be one of my favorite places in the world, but I LOVE Google. From my time as a student, to my days as a fact-checker, all the way up to today, I find myself looking up weird stuff all the time. So, rather than doing a weekly round-up of the same interesting links that all my favorite blogs are already showcasing, I thought I'd try something a little different. A little more random.
- "What is a group of sharks called?"
Among other things, a group of sharks is called a frenzy or a shiver. So appropriately cool. Other awesome ones: a crash of rhinoceroses, a tower of giraffes, a prickle of porcupines, and a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Believe it or not, this was work-related research.
- "How to move on Sept 1st in Boston"
Fun fact: the majority (like, almost two-thirds) of apartments in Boston have leases that start on September 1st. That means that a good chunk of people are moving out of their old apartments on August 31st, and I have no idea what happens in between. You could theoretically have to be out of your previous place by midnight on August 31st, but not allowed into the new spot until as late as 11 a.m. the following day. Does everyone just sleep in their moving truck? One recommendation I'm looking into: negotiating with the previous tenant to try to move in a little early. Every hour helps!
- "Michigan Mystery Spot"
I'm planning a trip home over Labor Day weekend, including a jaunt up north to one of my favorite places ever: the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Every trip to the Upper Peninsula, however, comes with the urge to check out the famous Mystery Spot in St. Ignace. TripAdvisor reviews call it both a "fun time" and "boooooooring." I know it's a tourist trap, but I'm SO TEMPTED.
- "Louis Vuitton store in the middle of the desert"
I was at a party last Saturday night, chatting with some new people, and when I mentioned that my office is located in "the fancy mall," we got onto the topic of high-end stores, which lead to them telling me about this store that's in the middle of nowhere in Nevada that existed solely for the sake of being unusual. I vowed to look into this more later. Searching with "Louis Vuitton" yielded no results (hey, I was kind of tipsy at the time), and I started to feel sad that maybe they were mistaken, but when I changed my query to "High fashion store in the middle of the desert": BINGO. There is a Prada "installation" in the Chihuahuan desert, near Marfa, Texas, that has drawn thousands of visitors (including Beyonce).
- "Michelle Obama speech dnc 2016"
Gave me goosebumps.