Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Link roundup

1. Is this why they're called honeymoons?

In many parts of Europe it was traditional to supply a newly married couple with enough mead for a month, ensuring happiness and fertility. From this practice we get honeymoon or, as the French say, lune de miel [lit. "moon of honey"].
2. This is the kind of place that could star in American Gods (I wonder which god would be in charge?):
The secretive business havens of Cyprus and the Cayman Islands face a potent rival: Cheyenne, Wyoming.

At a single address in this sleepy city of 60,000 people, more than 2,000 companies are registered. The building, 2710 Thomes Avenue, isn't a shimmering skyscraper filled with A-list corporations. It's a 1,700-square-foot brick house with a manicured lawn, a few blocks from the State Capitol.

3. T-shirts are 17.76% off at Zazzle with the code LANDOFTHETEE. Might I recommend Adam Koford's store.