- Kickass Woman of the Day: Emma Gray Is Britain’s First Female Shepherding Champion. (The Frisky)
- WeLoveFine has announced their very first live Google Hangout, taking place this Wednesday at 2pm EST. Our own Jill will be participating and taking questions. Check out more on WLF’s website, and be sure to tune in when the time comes.
Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to Shakuntala Devi, the “human computer,” who was able to do complex mathematical calculations in her head. How complex? Via The New York Times: “In 1980, she correctly multiplied two 13-digit numbers in only 28 seconds at the Imperial College in London. The feat, which earned her a place in the 1982 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, was even more remarkable because it included the time to recite the 26-digit solution.”
- NBC has cast the von Trapp children and Rolfe in the remake that shall not be named. (Deadline)
- Nick Cardy, legendary artist on DC’s Teen Titans and Aquaman comics series back in the ‘60s and ’70, has passed away at the age of 93. (Digital Spy)
Earlier today we showed you a slew of new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug posters, and now there’s one more. Gandalf, you might want to switch to a new shampoo. There are a lot of creatures growing out of your hair. (/Film)