Monday, August 17, 2009

Informative Links

In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition. If history is any indication, passionate outrage is a political staple.

Seven Historical Figures Who Married Their Cousins. You'd expect this sort of thing of royal families so they aren't included.

Using pesticides in your garden can make life simpler for the moment, but it's like "like squirting your fairy godmother with Clorox." Instead, make friends with The Good Bugs.

Getting Cancer in a 'Hell Hole' Socialist Country.

A visit to the Kriminalmuseum in Vienna yields a couple of chilling stories of torture and murder. One may have even inspired one of Mozart's biggest hits.

If you only watch one astronomy video this year, make it The Hubble Deep Field in 3D. Getting a taste of how big our universe is can make you feel very small.

Is it OK to eat moldy foods? According to the USDA, some are OK if you take the mold off; others not so much. (via Make)

A Malignant Melanoma Walks Into a Bar... Relatively young cancer patients are fighting back with their sense of humor. (via Metafilter)

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