Weekend Mashup: Labor Day Weekend

Here is the weekend mashup- a collection of things from the past week that won’t get a post of their own but I wanted to mention.

richards bones

First up, this article is from a few months ago but I can look at the picture forever. The bones were found under a parking lot and discovered to those of King Richard III. My wife and I recently read Sharon Kay Penman’s The Sunne In Splendor, a retelling of Richard III’s story. Historically, the winners get to tell the story and the Tudors did not treat Richard kindly in the telling. Penman’s book takes the opposite approach that might well be borne out by his bones.

I was thinking about writing about sneezing, one of the more violent of the human body’s actions but I found this handy list and will leave it at that. 11 Surprising Sneezing Facts.

high heels

A new study about the ill effects of high heeled shoes.

I might talk a good game about fascia but it is far from my strong suit of knowledge. I am looking forward to a guest post that should be coming down the pike from my friend Brooke Thomas, but here is an interesting take from Robert Schleip, Ph.D– If We Cannot Stretch Fascia, What Are We Doing?

I am particularly into counter-intuitive thinking. Conventional wisdom is often just that and I always want to hear the other side of the story. In the article a  World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease. Have a read and see what you think.


And finally, there is so much on the web by way of amazing graphics. Here are 7 Interesting Facts about the Thoracic Cage, laid out beautifully.