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Interesting 'X of the day' feeds?
March 14, 2011 7:48 AM   Subscribe

What interesting 'X of the day' RSS feeds do you read?

Ideally all the information would be contained in the feed itself, without needing to open a web page to get the rest of the information.

I've seen this past question, but the OP was not interested in word/quote of the day sites, I'm open to anything.
posted by Gomez_in_the_South to Education (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Well it's not the ideal in that you need to go to site. . .but I love my 24 hours in pictures from the Guardian.

I always feel like it connects me to the rest of the world so much better than reading headlines.
posted by patrad at 8:31 AM on March 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


from NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 9:02 AM on March 14, 2011


Similar to the Guardian link above is Reuters Pictures (and it works well on a Blackberry too)
posted by episodic at 10:30 AM on March 14, 2011


Learn Something Everyday--interesting trivia factoid with a cute drawing

Photo of the Day from National Geographic
posted by too bad you're not me at 11:39 AM on March 14, 2011


Slate has a section called Today's Pictures, which always has wonderful photos.
posted by KRS at 3:50 PM on March 14, 2011


I don't know why, but The Daily Batman always improves my day.
posted by meese at 3:50 PM on March 14, 2011


Thanks to all who have answered so far. Not all the links given have RSS feeds though, and some others with pictures aren't directly in the RSS feed.

I'd also be interested in great Quote, Word, Fact, Thought, Joke of the day feeds as well as any that help you to learn a language.
posted by Gomez_in_the_South at 9:31 PM on March 14, 2011


Comedy Central has a Joke of the day: http://www.comedycentral.com/rss/jokes/index.jhtml
and
TBS' VeryFunnyAds.com has an Ad Of The Day http://tbs.com/veryfunnyads/rss/daily.xml
posted by soelo at 2:57 PM on March 15, 2011


Oh, sorry the funny ads are not viewable in the rss feeds, but the CC jokes are. Google Reader throws out a lot of good looking suggestions when you just search for "of the day".
posted by soelo at 3:03 PM on March 15, 2011


http://dailyotter.org/
posted by galadriel at 9:36 PM on March 15, 2011


soelo - I did find several via Google, but I also wanted to see the gems that Mefi members might know of.
posted by Gomez_in_the_South at 11:54 PM on March 16, 2011


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