Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good Reads

There's a lot of BS and posing on the net, but every once in a while you have a chance to really do something worthwhile. Here's a case in point. (via Andy's Blog)

Familiarity Breeds Contempt. People's intuition is that learning more about a new acquaintance will lead to greater liking. In fact, on average, we like other people less the more we know about them.

15 Infamous Top Secret Bases & Compounds From Around The World. Looks like they aren’t secret any more!

A video from NASA and GISS shows the earth’s surface temperatures and how they’ve changed since 1884. Just watch what happens around the 1980s!

An English 101 teacher says: There seems, as is often the case in colleges, to be a huge gulf between academia and reality. No one is thinking about the larger implications of admitting so many students to classes they cannot possibly pass.

How to make your eye feel like it's closed, when it's actually open. This is why pirates wore eye patches, for instant night vision. Let us know if it works for you.

A 3D Exploration of Picasso's Guernica. Cool effect, but the subject matter is more anguished than ever.

Five Classics Written Under the Influence.

Why Iceland has the happiest people on Earth. The secret is a laid-back attitude and few hangups.

An account of going from average to Superman in 16 weeks with the help of steroids. This is actually a horror story.

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