Friday, February 20, 2009

Information and News Links

Honeybees: Masters of Utility. These strangest of insects are builders, soldiers, and manufacturers, and our agriculture depends on them.

Presidential Cocktails: History of the White House Wet Bar. Even the president who supported Prohibition had his private stock.

5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won't). Some honest-to-goodness great information from Cracked. (via Gorilla Mask)

7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable. It's all about social connections, and they just aren't the same online.

99 ways to make your PC blazingly fast. Most of these are for Windows users.

8 Popular Pirates Who Were Actually Losers. Despite their romantic reputations, Most pirates lived short, dirty, and unpleasant lives.

Add this to the growing list of reasons humans aren't so special, after all: Monkeys can subtract.

Is Genius Born or Can It Be Learned? Depending on how you define "genius", both nature and nurture may be required.

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