"The Straight Poop on Pigeons"

Any great lover of Venice tends to also be a great hater of pigeons! Yet no one can argue that they aren't one of the most successful species in the city. Scientific American gives us some reasons why at Superdove!: The Straight Poop on Pigeons: Scientific American Podcast

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Murano Glass Cat in the Making

I'm not usually a huge fan of the glass tchotchkes that are mass produced these days on Murano, Venice's glass-making island, but - almost despite myself - I thought this video was kinda endearing... Enjoy!

"Scootermania" Video from Smashing Telly

"Two brands have dominated the history of Scooters: Lambretta and Vespa.

The larger and more decorative Lambretta is often considered more desirable for vintage scooter enthusiasts, however, I have always preferred the minimalist simplicity of the snail-like Vespa from the early 60s, which seems to better capture the spirit of modernism rather than Mod.

This documentary traces the history of Viaggio and Innocenti scooters from post war Italy to mid 60s Britain. It has some particularly great period footage from the 50s." Enjoy!!

Scootermania Smashing Telly - A hand picked TV channel

My "Omnivore's 100"

Very Good Taste introduced the "Omnivore's 100" meme, a list of one hundred foods that every gourmand ought to try.

My results were pretty good, I guess... a good 80 out of 100! Literally, great food for thought! (Especially when my first taste ever of venison had actually been [fresh] roadkill!)

Here's the list...

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (See comment above!)
2. Nettle tea (I had nettles at a vegetarian restaurant in Italy once and seemed to have a bit of an allergic reaction to them... Never ate 'em again, just in case!)
3. Huevos rancheros (Not a big vegetables-at-breakfast person!)
4. Steak tartare (Wanna try!)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (I'd like to say that I'm open-minded enough to try everything, but I just can't...)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (Am I brave enough?!)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
(Mmmmm... *HOT* glazed doughnuts!!)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads (See number 25!)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (See comment at top of post!)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (Venice's *elegant* cocktail!)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (Totally sign me up, if you're paying!!)
85. Kobe beef (Ditto!!)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
(Thanks to Timinus!)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

How would you do???????????????

Wanna see the meme rules? Check 'em out here!

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