Thursday, July 09, 2009

Good Reads and Information

Solving Food Mysteries. Find out how they get the olives in olive loaf, how popcorn pops, and what Jello is really made of. (via Amy's Everyday Adventures)

What the 1965 Medicare debate can teach us about health care reform.

Does stress trigger your chocolate habit? Probably, unless you prefer orange juice, or if you are a hungry college student, just about any kind of treat.

Flags of Forgotten Countries. These come with a mini history lesson about both heraldry and why nations disappear.

14 Basic Skills All Men Should Possess. I am assuming they mean "men" as in mankind, since these are skill all women should have as well.

The story of prisoner F95488. A rising soccer star is convicted of rape, while DNA evidence points to another man. A white man.

If you recall the mental_floss post on Animal Prosthetics, National Geographic has updates on several of those animals and others who have received prosthetic limbs and other body parts.

Think the Leaning Tower of Pisa is impressive? It’s not the only leaning building out there, and according to the venerable Guinness Book, it’s not even the leaning-est. These are.

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