“A 1982 paper reported that cat papillae had the shape of a hollow cone, but newer technology used by the Georgia Tech researchers revealed that the spines actually curved backwards towards the throat.” This story makes me feel nostaligic for the kind of content the internet was designed to distribute: How cat tongues work—and can inspire human tech.

+ “The real reason to read Amazon reviews — specifically that trail of reviews left by one person, product after product — is to get a glimpse into a life utterly unlike your own.” Just in time for your holiday shopping, here’s a look at what Amazon reviews reveal about humanity.

+ In case you missed it, last night the Rams and Chiefs participated in the greatest regular season NFL game ever.

+ Looking for an excuse to get out of hand-washing dishes on Thanksgiving? It’s bad for the environment.

+ Need some holiday weekend reading? The NYT is out with its list of 100 Notable Books of 2018. Have a great holiday weekend.