Thursday, March 26, 2009

Informative Links

Joel Haas' travelogues from Taiwan continue with Not in Kansas Anymore.

The fossil of a 147 million-year-old pliosaur named Predator X has been found in Norway. He was as big as a T Rex and even more fearsome. (via Neatorama)

Total Recall: The Woman Who Can't Forget. A cognitive psychologist unravels the mystery of Jill Price and her phenomenal memory.

Mushrooms grow a lot in five days. Compress those five days into one minute, and you have this mesmerizing video. (via Gorilla Mask)

Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide. This site is full of practical information that will save you money and keep you from poisoning yourself. (via Lifehacker)

Who Really Discovered the North Pole? Was it Robert E. Peary in 1909 or Dr. Frederick A. Cook in 1908?

Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke. And they aren't the only ones, as explained in the article How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke. (via Cynical-C)

The 6 Greatest Art Fakers in History. They were pretty good painters who couldn't make a name for themselves, so they profited on the master's names.

Famous folk who killed themselves (and folks who famously killed themselves).

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