Thursday, September 24, 2009

Good Reads and Information

“...young people today write far more than any generation before them.” That’s a good thing, but most of it is text messages and YouTube comments. What does this say about our overall literacy? (via Metafilter)

8 Weird Weather Phenomena.

A tile supplier in England makes ceramic tiles in Tetris shapes! Pick up to seven colors for the six shapes and design your own video game bathroom or kitchen. For faster installation, they also offer sheets of mosaic tiles with preset patterns. (via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)

6 Insane Dog Behaviors Explained by Evolution.

An experiment last year from the University of Toronto showed that thinking about an incident where the subject felt socially excluded led them to estimate the room’s temperature to be lower than those subjects who recalled a better experience. Three more experiments show the converse to be true as well: warm or cold temperatures affect how people perceive relationships.

13 Real Animals Lifted Directly Out of Your Nightmares.

A 13-year-old girl refuses to obey her parents and becomes a national hero.

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