Monday, April 21, 2008

Information Links

Sky-High Ads Float Like Clouds. “Flogos” are made from biodegradable foam and can be cut into the shape of company logos.

Illegal immigrants pay billions in taxes.

The Giant Amazon Water Lily, or Victoria amazonica is the largest water lily in the world. And it throws its weight around, too! Sir David Attenborough narrates this time-lapse video.

Elaine Krajenke Ellison is a retired math teacher who makes quilts with patterns that represent math concepts in a beautiful way. (via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)

A Norway spruce growing in Sweden has a root system that has been growing for 9,550 years! The tree is only about 13 feet tall, but the trunk is not the first first one grown from the roots. The age of the root system was determined by radiocarbon dating.

5 Extraordinary Uses Of Caves. See caves used as a hotel, a school, even a discotheque!

Scientists have recreated what they believe to be the voice of Neanderthals. New Scientist has very short audio clips contrasting the Neanderthal and modern human speech.

The 9 Or So Paths To Getting Rich (with analysis of each). After looking these over, looks like my best hope is the lottery.

Worked Over and Overworked: An in-depth look at the decline in status and treatment of American workers. Job security, pay, and benefits are nothing like they were thirty years ago.

20 Amazing And Unusual Weather Phenomena. #20 is just down the road from where I live.

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