If you're female, chances are you've probably been on your period while on a summer vacation at the beach at least once in your life. You've probably also felt a fish or some other sea creature brush by your leg in the murky water, making your brain jump to the worst case scenario: Sharks! Does being on your period mean sharks are more likely to attack you? Here's a great little article that explains why we don't have much evidence on the subject. The good news is that shark attacks are not really that common. Well, compared to the higher chances of car accidents and rip tides killing or hurting you. Besides, did you know that only 3 types of sharks care that much about attacking humans? These are the great white, bull, and tiger sharks. Had enough of shark week and the fear of sharks? Here's a great photo of sharks and humans happily sharing the same waters.
If you like dead bodies, two-headed taxidermied kittens and strong coffee, you'll love Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. I've long wanted to take a trek to visit, and my wish finally came true on a cold day late last January. I had the good fortune to see their incredible House of Wax current exhibition as well as their permanent collection of oddities related to the human body, death, and other mortal subjects. Lucky for me I had a minute with the museum's creative director, Joanna Ebenstein, to talk organs and our shared fascination with all bodily things. If you're in NY or elsewhere, be sure to put this place on your list of things to do before you die.