The Curator News Feed: November 14, 2014

Hope you're having a beautiful November! As we round out another week, let's reflect on what happened on the Internet: cocktails to get your family drunk on Thanksgiving (like that doesn't already happen), the Rosetta mission comet-landing making history, a smartphone-turned-Polaroid camera, and much more... 

21 Big-Batch Cocktails To Get Your Family Drunk On Thanksgiving, Buzzfeed - It's the most wonderful time of the year. - Ann Marie

The Rosetta comet landing has made history, The Washington Post - Humans did something they've never done before on Wednesday morning: They landed a spacecraft on the surface of a comet. There is no way to adequately describe the scale of this project. It took 10 years from launch to landing, flew more than 500 million miles, and in the end, barely succeeded*. The comet it landed on is made up of the leftovers of the stuff that created our Solar System, so as one member of the project said, "It's like doing archaeology, but instead of going back 1,000 years, we can go back 4.6 billion." Truly amazing stuff.

*Update on "barely succeeded": The lander ended up on its side, in the shadow of a cliff, where it won't be able to collect enough solar power to recharge its energy cells. At this point, it's a race to extrapolate as much data as possible, in hours instead of months. Still, this mission is a huge success. Paul

The cubicle gym - How I used science to make my work day freakishly health, Vox - I don't wanna sell you guys any snake oil, but I'll try just about anything to squeeze in more exercise throughout the day and offset the ill effects of sitting at a desk all day long. - Paul

EBay pushes PayPal in its new scheme to bridge digital and retail shopping, Venture Beat - Did someone say Clueless closet?! - Chelsey

The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid Camera, Tech Crunch -  Gimme gimme!! - Brooke

How to Make Thanksgiving Better, According to a Bunch of 8-Year-Olds, Bon Appetit - What's wrong with this kid? “Mashed potatoes are disgusting. They’re all mushy. I spit them in the garbage once and never told anyone—until now." - Jennifer