Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Good Reads

The 6 Most Important Experiments in the World.

A High Price for Healthy Food. When cost-per-calorie is calculated, healthy food cost ten times as much as junk foods.

From 1923 to 1986, American automobiles ran on ethyl, a gasoline that prevented engine knock due to its lead content. Within days of its introduction, refinery workers began dying.

Child Labor in America 1908-1912: photographs of Lewis W. Hine. After this, walking six miles to school uphill both ways doesn’t seem so bad.

21 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle. A lot of your old items can hellp charities, or can be swapped for something you want.

Best 2007 video games for kids.

The worst videogames of 2007.

The long-eared jerboa has been caught on film in the Gobi desert for what scientists believe is the first time ever. It looks like an adorable mouse with rabbit ears!

Which is better, the black doll or the white doll? 50 years later, the experiment shows the same results.

Researchers at Shinshu University have succeeded in injecting spider genes into silkworms to create a thread that is stronger, softer and more durable than conventional silk. A Japanese manufacturer is already experimenting with the thread, and spider socks, stockings and even fishing lines are expected to appear on the market within a few years. (via Arbroath)

How a certain word (that I don’t use on this site) became so prevalent in Chinese signs in the English translations. Contains NSFW examples.

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