“Heds Will Roll” is a Tumblr of headlines that editors wrote that can’t be used.

With headlines like

Hey, Hey, We Were Monkeys!

A story about a scientific breakthrough concerning evolution and DNA


Do the Reich Thing

An article about the lessons Japan can learn from Germany in overcoming its World War II legacy


St. John’s Erection a Miracle

A former copy editor at Pacific Stars and Stripes writes:

This hed never made it into the paper but it was a big hit on the copy desk. It also fit the one-deck, three-column space perfectly.

The story was about how the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York was still in the process of being built (in 1984) and had been continuously been worked on.

how could I not add this to my daily reading?

Nate Silver at FiveThrityEight looks at when U.S. cities get to work, and New York is the latest.

These cities break down into three rough categories. First are those like New York, San Francisco and Boston, which are home to a lot of young, creative professionals. Next are college towns such as Ithaca, N.Y. (Cornell University); Lawrence, Kan. (the University of Kansas); and Logan, Utah (Utah State University). Finally are cities such as Atlantic City, N.J., Orlando, Fla., and Miami, whose economies are associated with recreation, tourism and gambling. A quarter of the workforce in Atlantic City doesn’t begin its workday until 11:26 a.m. or after.

I like how Nate claims to not be a morning person, but the article was posted at 7:01am. I’m going to assume it was a scheduled post. For the record, my work day officially starts at 9:30am, and if I do a quick shower and half a shave, I can get out of bed at 8:00am and be at work with time to spare — assuming the MTA has the 4, 5, & 6 trains running well.

Time Out New York brings us the top 100 animated movies of all time.

Then again, as we polled over 100 experts in the field—from directors like Fantastic Mr. Fox’s Wes AndersonIce Age and Rio’s Carlos SaldanhaWallace & Gromit’s Nick Park, to critics and hardcore fans alike—it became clear that animation doesn’t just mean kids’ and family movies. Worldwide innovators have adapted the form to include action, politics, race and sex. Animation has grown up, sometimes uneasily, right before our eyes.

Most of the problems I have with the list are probably based on emotions, so I won’t go into it. However, since I already own most of the top 10, I might as well watch them in order.

Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny.

— Frank Zappa

The Washington Post has an interesting infographic illustrating how deep the missing Malaysian airliner might be.

That is a LONG way down.

If you think women are the weaker sex, try pulling the blankets back to your side.

— Stuart Turner

Camero Adawn Crispi (yes, her name is “Crispi”) tried to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s house using bacon.

“I observed the burner to be on the setting ‘High’ and the bacon to be severely burned and smoking badly,” the arresting officer wrote in the report.

Can’t make this stuff up. Oh, it’s not an April Fools’ Day joke.

GQ gives us the recipe for the best margarita.

It was invented nearly 20 years ago by Julio Bermejo, co-owner of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. He thought that triple sec, the sweet stuff that’s used in the traditional margarita, was just too overpowering, drowning out the freshness and complexity of tequila. So he used the more natural and subtle agave syrup as a sweetening agent instead.

In the name of science, I have tested this recipe extensively, and it’s amazing. Straight up, no salt.

Glenn McDuffie, who claimed to be the soldier in Eisenstaedt’s iconic Times Square V-J Day photograph, has died. He was 86.

Yet for McDuffie, Gibson’s word was enough. A well-respected forensic artist who was in the 2005 Guinness Book of World Records for helping police identify more suspects than any other forensic artist, Gibson said McDuffie was ecstatic when she told him the results he had waited 62 years to hear.

And so began a whirlwind lifestyle of going to air shows, gun shows, fundraisers and parties to tell his story. Women would pay $10 to take a picture kissing him on the cheek, Gibson said.

“He would make money and kiss women,” Gibson said. “He had the most glamorous life of any 80 year old.”

The three principles, as well as the magazine that published the photo, have passed away.

A new study has found that humans may be able to distinguish up to 1 trillion different odors.

To find out how many odors we can distinguish, researchers asked 26 participants to put their noses to the test. During each experiment, study participants were asked to smell the contents of three vials that the scientists had mixed themselves using 128 different odor molecules. Two of the vials contained the same mixture, while one did not. The participants’ task was to identify the odd mixture. Then, using the statistics obtained during the tests, the researchers were able to determine that people can distinguish two odors when their components differ by more than half.

Based on the smells of the homeless in the NYC subway, I’m guessing we can perceive much more than 1 trillion.