Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Miss Cellania's Links

Pages from History: The Green Book. Wonderfully obsolete, but vanishingly rare.

How Minnesota's governor performed an economic miracle by raising tax on the rich and increasing minimum wage. Not so much a miracle that it worked, but a miracle that he got to try it. (via Boing Boing

Plano surgeon Christopher Duntsch left a trail of bodies. Sounds like a case of "We can't give a bad job recommendation because he might sue us."

Voting Booths Were a Radical 19th Century Reform to Stop Election Fraud. The secret ballot wasn't even a thing before that.

The Real Electric Frankenstein Experiments of the 1800s.

Oscar Season 2016: Meet the Players. The contenders include many movies you haven't seen yet, but will probably want to.

The day I found out my mother was a hoarder. It began a frustrating but necessary program to help.

For 200 years, the main residents of the Great Dismal Swamp were escaped slaves and their descendants. Historical archaeologist Dan Sayers is digging up evidence to supplement what meager historical documentation we have on these communities.

Coal doesn’t help the poor; it makes them poorer. 

8 Heroic Cats. They may have had ulterior motives, but these felines are life savers.

1 comment:

Barbwire said...

I have a friend who is a hoarder, among other problems. You should see her car!