Thursday, September 04, 2008

Informative Links

The Edsel was unveiled 51 years ago today. It such a flop that it became a metaphor for failure.

A video look at the life of Don LaFontaine, a voiceover artist you've heard all your life. He died Monday at age 68.

Memphis is all about music. Take a virtual tour and relive the early days of blues, rockabilly, gospel, and rock and roll. But that's not all Memphis has to offer.

In the 1930s, Nazis were already using the new medium of television for propaganda purposes. See the hour long documentary Television Under the Swastika. For a preview, see a short clip here. (via Metafilter)

How GPS navigation is now used to solve crimes. Keep this in mind next time you lie about your whereabouts on the night in question.

Psychologists are studying and experimenting with three critical psychological techniques used by magicians. Would you fall for these mind tricks?

Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal sailed from Long Beach to Hawaii on a raft made of 15,000 water bottles and other plastic junk. Also check out the trip blog.

33 Disturbing But True Facts About Eugenics. As if the word "eugenics" doesn't already creep you out enough.

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