Friday, August 15, 2008

Information Links

Sandy Allen, the world's tallest woman, died Wednesday at the age of 53. Scientific American takes a look at what causes a woman to grow to 7 feet, 7 inches.

A short history of marriage. For most of that time, love was not a necessary ingredient.

10 People Immortalized in Products. Would you rather be remembered as a Ferris Wheel or a Guillotine?

The Worlds Largest and Smelliest Flowers and Plants. If I ever saw any of these in my garden, I'd probably faint.

Scientists are one step closer to an invisibility cloak. I never saw it coming.

Elbow Deep in Whale Poop! Some science jobs are not as romantic as Indiana Jones would lead you to believe.

A study of DNA concludes that Neanderthals did not interbreed with modern humans. They may have died out because of it, but we can't blame them for our caveman tendencies.

Devastating declines of amphibian species around the world are a sign of a larger biodiversity disaster. Berkeley scientists say we are in a "mass extinction spasm." Not good.

1 comment:

thewriterslife said...

Man, was she tall. I was visiting Ripley's Believe It or Not and they had pictures of the world's largest man...his shoes were humungous. Stop for stopping by, Miss C!