Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From forest art in Japan to flight suits for space tourists, a brainless blob and more

This Brainless Blob Can Solve Puzzles, Sleep and More Officially on display at the Paris Zoo from 19 October, this unicellular organism will be the first-ever “brainless blob” to be showcased in a zoo. Despite not having a brain, the mass can complete a bevy of tasks from improvising music to maneuvering through a maze, remembering which food it likes best, and crossing a bridge …

California Bans The Sale of Fur Products

California has officially banned the sale of animal fur products—with a few exceptions—making it the first US state to do so. The new legislation means that it will be “illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state,” but leather, cowhide, shearling, religious pieces and items used by Native American tribes are exempt. Additionally, the state passed a circus performance bill, which …

Raccoon Coats Have More Fun

Apart from Kanye, it’s not often we see guys these days decked out in floor-length fur coats. But back in the ‘20s, raccoon coats were a stylish staple worn by men on a game-day or a night out on the town. A Continuous Lean resurfaces a few pictures of the furry garments including an ad selling the coats for over $300, which one commenter points …