Manatee synesthesia


Heh. This is cute: An Official Seal Generator, so you can generate your own faux-institutional seal of approval. There’s mine above!

The logo text, in case you’re wondering, comes from an old saying in newsrooms: “Interesting if true.” It’s a pithy way of saying “wow, this news story tip would make for a superb scoop … if it actually turns out to be real.” It’s a distant relative of the much more ignoble (ignobler?) dictum of yellow journalism: “Too good to check.”

Anyway, I’ve always wanted to have a big rubber stamp saying INTERESTING IF TRUE that I could thwack down on intriguing story leads.

(Thanks to 43 Folders for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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