Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Informative Links

What do you do when your Boeing 767 runs out of fuel in midair? This is not a hypothetical question; it happened in 1983.

What the Pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving.

Why bad employees don’t get fired. This should make you feel better about getting fired... NOT.

How the necktie came to be.

The Lassie Experiment: Will Fido Save You in an Emergency Or Just Let You Die?

A Short History of Women Inventors and Scientists.

Top 20 Logical Fallacies. You know these by common sense; now you‘ll be able to explain them.

How to conquer your fear of public speaking.

As gold prices reach near-record highs, South Africa’s mining companies are keeping up by drilling to record depths. But mines several miles deep have greater risks for miners as well as greater profits for owners.

The beauty of jellyfish.

A surefire strategy for winning at Monopoly.

Nine Creative Staircases. Any of these would make people consider climbing instead of taking the elevator.

Gesturing Helps Grade School Children Solve Math Problems. I’ve heard it also helps adults release tension while driving.

15 more uses for vodka. In case you need to rationalize buying so much of it.

The Cassini-Huygens space mission is sending back loads of great images. Gordan Ugarkovic has taken some of these images and made some cool animations of Saturn and its moons Pandora, Prometheus, Daphnis, Janus, Mimas, Epimethius, Pan, and Atlas. (via Bad Astronomy Blog)

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