How Epic Fortunes Were Created During the California Gold Rush. (via Digg)
The last King of England who went by the name of Edward was Edward VIII (1936). So, how many King Edwards has England had? Ha. Fooled you. It's eleven. (via Metafilter)
Why Americans Ignore the Role of Luck in Everything. (via Boing Boing)
Canadian North Airlines staff said they would watch a Fort McMurray family’s cat for a few days. In that time, they made Meow Meow a social media star.
Krystel Ciocon and Earle Doudera had a Star Wars wedding, complete with a lightsaber battle between the bride and groom. Oh yes, there are pictures.
The History of Constipation. Backed up to the first mention in medical literature.
Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin Reveals Why He's Killing Your Favorite Characters. It’s honestly not just because he hates the audience.
The grotesque criminalization of poverty in America. Our bail system is one step away from debtor’s prison.
The Appropriate Weight of Grief. How much are you allowed to mourn for a cat? (via Metafilter)