Link round-up for 15 May 2016
This Finnish candy bar may not sell well in the US.
Kristen Stewart has a more sensible take on "sexual identity" than most older people. Traditional views persist in some quarters, of course.
If you can solve this puzzle, don't be too surprised if demons rip you to shreds (found via Mendip).
Professor Chaos looks at scriptural marriage.
Read this before doing any chemical-sounding "cool stuff" you read about on the net.
HR Giger explains a quirk of the egg design from Alien.
Protect the children (found via Squatlo).
There's still a place where cowboys herd cattle on the wild frontier.
Don't freak out if you hear someone speaking the world's fourth-commonest language on an airliner.
I've been to Kiev. This doesn't belong there.
The first transgender woman has just been elected to Congress -- in the Philippines.
Here's a long but must-read profile of India's dangerous religio-populist leader, Narendra Modi. And read up on Hindu traditional values -- or did you think only Islam is like this?
Bloggers appreciate David Attenborough.
Octopuses may be smarter than we think.
The number of confirmed planets outside our solar system now exceeds 3,200 (found via Hackwhackers).
Hillary takes a stronger position against the TPP. Her plans on climate change (found via Clarissa) and on taxes and investment show the kind of practical pragmatism that can actually get things done.
No one left to stop him?
Is Warren's anti-Trump Twitter campaign an audition for the Vice Presidency?
No, closed primaries aren't why Bernie lost.
Most of the world finds Trump frightening and disgusting (found via Progressive Eruptions, which has an example of why eastern Europeans are worried).
When they say "never again", they mean it.
[Image at top: Remember that when American pop culture does something affirmative, the effects reach far beyond our own borders.]