TIL that somebody once tried to make a flying Ford Pinto and that the inventor died when it crashed during a test flight due to one of the wing struts failing.
Language at the End of the World, an article about Rongorongo and the Rapa Nui.
Another neotenic salamander species is the Olm, which is an old world species that is blind and lives in caves.
Also according to Wikipedia, the name for Bonobos (formally known as Pygmy Chimpanzees despite being a seperate species) comes from a mispelling. 
 "The name is thought to be a misspelling on a shipping crate from the town of Bolobo on the Congo River near the location from which the first bonobo specimens were collected in the 1920s." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo
TIL that axolotl are neotenic. There are rare instancea of axolotl going through metamorphosis to become terrestrial. However, if this occurs after sexual maturity the axolotl will not survive more than one or two years.
 "axolotl ... is a neotenic salamander related to the tiger salamander." Wikipedia
So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
Examples of documents written in Hieratic script:
An article describing the distinction between Hieroglyphic, Cursive Hieroglyphic, and Hieratic Text:
In fact Hieratics were actually much more commonly used than Hieroglyphics.