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Bon Iver's "Fitness Guru" + Google's 'Bacon Number' Search Feature = Eight Items Or Less

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Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 5.23.35 PM.png1. Bon Iver's "fitness guru" -- wait, wait, wait Bon Iver's fitness guru? -- is hosting two free events where participants can try out Justin Vernon's "workout of choice," the On the Road fitness series developed by said guru, Jeff Rogers. These free classes will take place on 9/21 and 9/22 at Urban Plaza at Trump in Hudson Square (246 Spring St.) from 2-3pm. You should go and tell us how it was. [via press release]

Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 5.50.10 PM.png2. Beloved Oakland-based (and Williamsburg mainstay) Blue Bottle Coffee has a new book coming out on October 9th and you can take a first look over at Eater.

Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 6.16.40 PM.png3. Here are some fascinating facts about Queen Elizabeth from a new book, reviewed on The Daily Beast: she doesn't like fizzy drinks, her bath has to be at precisely 72 degrees Fahrenheit and she recycles old beads and sequins from evening gowns onto new dresses. 

Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 6.25.29 PM.png4. Whoa cool: Google has a new search tool called the 'Bacon Number,' that is exactly what  pop culture-addled brains (and not food-obsessed ones) might think it is: it calculates the degrees of separation anyone is from Kevin Bacon. Damn. For the record, Obama is two degrees away from KB. [nymag via The Next Web]

Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 6.31.29 PM.png5. You go, grandma! Meet Johanna Quaas, an 86-year-old dubbed the "World's Oldest Gymnast." [via The Daily Mail]

Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 6.46.35 PM.png6. Movie theaters in Britain have started enlisting "cinema ninjas" -- people clad in black body suits that we assume are "morphsuits" to shush noisy moviegoers. Frankly, we're glad they don't have these in the U.S. yet because we'd be terrified. [Death and Taxes via The Daily What]

Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 6.51.39 PM.png7. The Met's Arms and Armor collection turns 100 this year and Gallerist has the deets on a new, commemorative exhibit, which opens on October 2.

Screen shot 2012-09-13 at 6.53.45 PM.png8. "This is not how we thank who helped us when we needed help the most."  Here are some poignant photos of Libyans "peacefully protesting" against the recent spate of violence in the country -- following the release of clips from an incendiary film purportedly about Islam -- and apologizing for the deaths of four Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate, included U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. [via Buzzfeed]


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