1. The history of the daily planner is pretty cool: “If your daily planner has symbols for the moon’s phases or maps and measurements, these are the traces of the daily planner’s ancestor: the almanac.”  (via Austin Kleon’s newsletter)


2. Likewise, a quick history of tyromancy, or fortune-telling via CHEESE.

“People also analyzed the number and size of holes in a block of cheese, the patterns of the mold and veins, and the shapes that curds made as they coagulated. The process is similar to that of reading tea leaves or coffee grounds—you tell a story through the shapes you see. A heart shape, for example, signifies love and happiness, while an odd number of holes predicts that something negative might happen.”


3. Haven’t thought about these in years; can immediately taste them.