Friday, September 09, 2011

Good Reads and Info

3,000 hours of television footage of the World Trade Center attack is available to watch online. Those too young to remember can watch the news coverage as we saw it on September 11, 2001. (via Breakfast Links)

One sperm donor has fathered at least 150 kids -maybe more. For various reasons, other countries put a legal limits on this sort of thing.

Don’t Trust Your Hotel Room Safe.

The Availability of Marijuana Across the 48 Contiguous States.

Body of Work: Gu├ęguen and the Goad of Small Things. Imagine a French scientist spending his life researching breasts and their effect on men.

Food bloggers invited to an “underground restaurant” were instead served frozen dinners so Con-Agra could film their delighted reactions for ads. What could possibly go wrong?

Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race. It would be easier to ignore the issue, but that’s a privilege minorities don’t enjoy. (via Metafilter)

Why is the Drinking Age 21? The U.S. didn’t just pull a number out of a hat, but long ago someone, somewhere did something like that.

Are jobs obsolete?

A study says Belgian Is The World’s Least ‘Cool’ Nationality. The real truth is that Belgium is so obscure, it’s actually underground hip.

How to make cookies that look exactly like the cast of Star Trek. Somehow, I don’t think it’s quite as easy as that.

How Military Operations Get Their Code Names.

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