Friday, July 06, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

Crowdfunding or Crimefunding? Online fundraising networks are not only tempting to scammers, but are also an easy way to launder money.

The German Map That Accidentally Became America’s Birth Certificate. In 1507, the small label "America" became a big name.

Check Out the Winners Of The 2018 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Contest. Come on in, the view is spectacular!

The Guardian takes a look at the sex trafficking industry that uses the US prison industry. (via Metafilter)

How Medieval Artists Used Monsters as Propaganda. A museum exhibit shows how fear was harnessed to promote ideas such as the power of authority, the evil of an opponent, and the punishment for sin.

Welcome To The Highly Probable World of Improbability. Why should we be surprised at unlikely events, when randomness means most events are unlikely?

Inside The Wacky World Of Men Who Insist On Catching Fish With Their Bare Hands. Noodlers are proud of doing it the hard way.

Why Instagram Conquered Social Media. It's a place to show off a better version of yourself.

17 Real-Life Would-You-Rathers I, a Woman, Have Had to Ask Myself. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2010): 8 War Heroes That Were Real Animals.

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