- More than I ever knew I wanted to know about pugs, including that Joséphine de Beauharnais, who married Napoléon Bonaparte, used her pug to carry secret messages out of prison.
- You can check out sheet music from the Minuteman Library Network! My piano playing skills are about to get a workout.
- Today is the Queen’s Speech! It takes place as part of the State Opening of Parliament, which involves ritualized banging on doors with a black rod, a hostage, and a candlelit search of the Palace of Westminster cellars. tl;dr Britain is weird
- The word contronym. See: nonplussed, cleave, rent, consult, dust, seed, sanction, and all of English’s other most frustrating words.