Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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I collect antique cobalt glass, and I would love to have this old poison bottle! It's part of the The Antique Poison Bottle Hall of Fame, where you'll find all kinds of poison bottles submitted by owners from all over. (via Everlasting Blort)

The Magpie in the Mirror. If birds can be self-aware, maybe other animals are, too.

Spiegel TV has tracked down rare Nazi TV footage, complete with everything from bizarre cabaret acts to interviews with people like Albert Speer. Pop culture done by Nazis, the banality of showbiz evil. See Michael Kroft's hourlong documentary Television Under the Swastika. For a preview, see a short clip here. (via Metafilter)

Don't be surprised if your doctor orders a vitamin D test during your next physical. We really don't know how much it can benefit us, but research on the matter has gone into overdrive.

The Ups and Downs of Competition. The serious side of the World Yo-Yo Contest.

Famous People With Mental Illnesses.

On Campus, Legal Drinking Age Is Flunking the Reality Test. When doing something even a little is illegal, overdoing it doesn't seem any worse.

Undecided voters aren't really undecided. In many cases, they have secretly made up their minds, unbeknownst even to themselves.

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