Since.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

For those of you looking for pleasant procrastination tools: Since is a site that chronicles the origins of pop culture items - straight-back chairs, the Apple computer, the little cat sculptures that sit in the front of Asian restaurants. Did you know the Michelin Guide originated in 1900, and that Pez candy, a product of the late 20s, took its name from the German word for peppermint (that's pfefferminz, for those interested)? I didn't, either. It can't really be procrastinating if you're learning something new, right? 


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10 comments:

tara said...

Ooooh this looks like a great procrastination tool! It totally doesn't count as procrastination if you're learning.

Ione said...

This is so great.

Natalie said...

Love love love it

julie said...

so so cool!

burntfeather said...

uh oh you're leading me down a dark path are you? Love the pez fact - super awesome, hopefully I can remember it to impress people :P

Shoko said...

Fee, I can never seem to retain that info :) I try, though!

Anonymous said...

love.

girlseeksplace said...

You always find the best stuff.

dervla @ The Curator said...

um yes, i am now thinking of things to look up

Cory said...

I'm officially distracted.

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