Daily Blog 01/28/2012

  • What’s more, although sex is one of the most basic of human functions, space sex is one of the greatest unknowns in the history of manned spaceflight — apart from a few hushed rumors, sex in space has never been attempted. However, as we are about to discover, future human sexuality in space — particularly in interstellar space — may not be very familiar… or even desirable (for procreation purposes, at least).

    tags: space sex

  • If you’ve ever seen a common domestic mouse, your first thought probably wasn’t, “You know, I bet that guy has an amazing singing voice.” But it turns out male house mice are rodent crooners, singing ultrasonic love songs to woo females.

    tags: mice

  • Oxford bags were a loose-fitting baggy form of trousers favoured by members of the University of Oxford, especially undergraduates, in England during the early 20th century from the 1920s to around the 1950s. The style had a more general influence outside the University, including in America, but has been somewhat out of fashion since then.

    The style originated from a ban in 1924 on the wearing of knickers by Oxford (and Cambridge) undergraduates at lectures. The bagginess allowed knickers to be hidden underneath easily. The style was invented by Harold Acton of Christ Church.

    The style made a comeback in 1970s Britain, often worn with platform shoes. A popular 1970s Scottish boy band, The Bay City Rollers wore a variant of oxford bags with tartan trimmings that fell short of ankle-length.

    tags: fashion 30s

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