Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good Reads

When news shows try to be more entertaining, people turn to an entertainment show for their news. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show may be the most trusted man in America.

As you watch Olympic diving, you may have wondered how the camera follows the divers every inch of the way from the platform to underwater. The answer is extremely old-fashioned: they drop the camera!

How Your Brain Can Control Time. Unfortunately, you can't control time for anyone but yourself.

What is the temperature inside a microwave oven? You can ruin your thermometer trying to find out.

A single mother with a master's degree tells what it's like to eat at a soup kitchen. And about how it changed her perception of the American political system.

How Michael Phelps' physique makes him the perfect swimmer. "...just a normal person, from a different planet, a planet from a different galaxy." Bonus: read the comments.

Be a Modern Knight: Protecting Your Lady in the 21st Century. I really wanted to meet the wonderful guy who wrote this, but found he had help from his lucky wife.

The Invisible Man, a short short story from Lee Sandlin. If you're going to pick up a cat at the airport, you need to buy a car first. (via Metafilter)

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