but!! i can't find any evidence of this occurring as required in 2019, so somebody should really make sure that vermont hasn't annexed the connecticut river, or maybe someone please go tell vermont that now is their chance to annex the connecticut river.

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so, back to ✨new✨ england: the new hampshire and vermont border follows the connecticut river, but was disputed for a long time, until 1933 when the supreme court ruled that it was at the west bank at the "mean low-water mark".

so what better way for neighbouring entities to agree on a border? by beating the bound, of course. both states adopted laws to perambulate the border every seven years, just to make sure they're still on the same page.


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cw light abuse 

perambulation is an 📜 ancient tradition 📜 from england and wales, where they would take the town children for a walk around the borders with literal sticks swatting at the demarcations, often with light child abuse to make sure the memory is extra-vivid. kids would have their heads dunked in streams, or be thrown into nettles.

literally giving kids swirlies so they don't forget where the town ends.

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something i learned about today: perambulation, or "beating the bounds"

which is when the board of selectmen of a small new england town meet with their neighbouring town counterparts and walk along the shared border, presumably not unlike petulant siblings dividing their shared room, to make sure they agree that "this side of the bendy pine tree is OURS, that side is YOURS 😤" and perhaps to place an stone, just to make sure it's clear.


Tracking mask compliance on public transit as masking mandates are dropped.

~ 10% drop over one week in users reporting "most" people are masked on their bus/train 🤯


20 lanes of cars in the middle of the city OR one network of subways

Public transit is amazing! It doesn't get anything close to the love it deserves.

Except in #Toronto and #Boston, where public transportation is so cool that they have their own shops selling all kinds of merch! :D


#subway #publictransit #publictransport

What the... Apparently this was a 1976 comic book to promote the then-new county bus system with campy knock-off superheroes.


Photo courtesy Orange County Archives.

#comics #wtf #transit

@nev I find that disappointing too, particularly because it's not very good for programming either...

The first live performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona, newly reopened after coronavirus lockdowns. A string quartet gave a performance of Puccini’s Crisantemi to an audience of 2292 plants. As you can see from the pictures, it was a full house, because plants have excellent taste, obviously. The plants were later adopted by healthcare workers.

@berkes @mathew @jkb

I can't remember the numbers, but nearly all of our traffic to the `/` [default FR] version was from `/en` referrer (redirected automatically based on header).

I'm sure this varies widely by region and audience, but in that context browser language !== preferred language.

@mathew @berkes @jkb

* generally work provided devices are set to French (for compliance), but that too wasn't a meaningful indicator for what content a user actually wants to see.

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