Thursday, July 17, 2008

Informative Links

Flowing Data has a map showing the spread of Wal*Mart stores from 1964 to the present, but only in the United States. (via the Presurfer)

A government SHOULD fear its people and not the other way around!

West Virginia Residents Propose Alternative to Coal Mining. They know all too well what damage coal causes.

Some guys in their 20’s and 30’s are having vasectomies, rather than take a chance on unexpected fatherhood. Is the peace of mind worth possible regrets in a few years?

Elaborate Algorithms Predict Ticket Prices. Plan ahead and use these tips to find the best rates on airline flights.

Cooking with Coffee. Eight recipes for food that contain your favorite beverage.

How to break the habit of wasting food. These twenty tips will help you buy only what you need and use what you have.

The 1984 phone call that changed the Olympics forever. Despite the Soviet boycott, China would participate in the games for the first time since 1952.

Five medical breakthroughs which came about by accident. There are probably more, but the researchers said, "I meant to do that."

Remember the touching story of a horribly wounded US marine and the bride who stood by him? A year later, things have not worked out at all.

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