Friday, February 27, 2009

Good Read for the Weekend

Every 48 years, a bamboo forest in northeast India flowers and goes to seed. This is always followed by a plague of rats, which was filmed for the first time in 2008. Watch the NOVA program here. (via Metafilter)

Watch a computer recreation of the Hudson River plane crash, with audio from control-tower dialogue. How they stay so calm, I'll never know.

According to a recent study, people who work more than 55 hours a week have poorer mental skills than those who work a standard working week. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Toyota Wants to Build Car From Seaweed. When the tranny finally gives out, you might make a delicious soup from the remains.

Why is There no Birth Control Pill for Men? There are several reasons that all boil down the difficulty of reconciling "men" and "control".

What happens to belongings left behind when a home is foreclosed? The process is called a "trashout", and it will make you cringe. (via Boing Boing)

X-Rays in the News. I find it amazing what people can live through, and also amazing how we love to see into their bodies.

Most incompetent people don't recognize that they are incompetent. Doesn't that make you just a little nervous?

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