Today's the day that tradition commemorates the arrival of the Three Wise Men to venerate newborn baby Jesus...
In celebration, January 6th was always the day Italians traditionally exchanged presents in the spirit of the ones given by the Magi. Nothing so fancy, though... This morning you would awake to find your stocking filled by the Befana, or the good winter witch. As you can see, apparently she works in a union and has to employ unusual delivery methods in Venice! (Actually, the photo at left is taken from the annual "Regatta della Befana," or Venetian rowing contest with old gondoliers dressed up like the good witches...)
- For Ming, Andri, Vippy Zippy: New Book - "Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor" (via Boing Boing)
- For Ms. Kate & Dr. Beth: "i heart guts! makes tee shirts and other stuff featuring seriously cute internal organs... Other organ themed tee shirts." (Like "Smells Link Spleen Spirit," pictured at left via Metafilter)
- Ground Control to PlanetTom: "Universe Today is a news site for astronomy geeks. Don't miss its sibling, the Bad Astronomy Forum, which not only features examples of bad astronomy, but also discussions of space exploration and astrophotography. (If you like astrophotography, you're probably already aware of NASA's astronomy photo of the day.) But my favorite part of the whole site is the free astronomy eBook, What's Up 2007: 365 Days of Skywatching..." (via Metafilter)