Presidential Marriage Proposals. Some future leaders had to work really hard to win her hand.
Churchill essay on the possibility of alien life discovered in US college. Scientific thinking has caught up to his 1939 conclusion. (Thanks, John Farrier!)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How La La Land Misleads on Race, Romance and Jazz. (via Metafilter)
The Messy History of the Pie Fight. The second best use for baked goods. (Thanks, Walter Mosley!)
The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of FDR's Floating White House. The USS Potomac had plenty of adventures besides hosting a president.
The Man Who Played with Absolute Power. Philip Zimbardo shares what he learned from conducting the Stanford Prison Experiment.
17 pictures that will turn you off escalators forever. Or they might just make you more careful using them.
the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs. It's
pretty, but wouldn't it have been easier to just learn to type?
Meet the hackers trying to solve the problem of death. If we can't maintain the body, maybe we can download the mind.
TV's callous neglect of working-class America. Their only portrayal these days is on reality TV.