Thursday, October 08, 2009

Good Reads and Info

6 Natural Disasters That Were Caused by Human Stupidity. “Mountaintop Removal” is conspicuously absent.

Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Cheese, researched by a cheese fan, encompasses a great portion of the history of cheese as well as the different varieties and how they are made. Who knew you could buy cheese made from moose milk? (via Unique Daily)

When it comes to phones, notebooks and portable game consoles, smaller is nearly always better. But sometimes a gadget just needs to be really, really huge.

Benjamin Franklin invented a musical instrument in 1761 based on the same principle as wine glasses played with a wet finger. Listen to French artist Thomas Bloch demonstrating a glass harmonica, or armonica, at the Paris Music Museum.

Volcanoes Wiped Out All Forests 250 Million Years Ago. That time, it took them four million years to recover.

Famous Dogs Adopted From Shelters or The Streets. See, the pup you rescue during Adopt A Shelter Dog Month may turn out to be a star!

Putting Humpty to Shame: How to Have a Great Fall (and Survive). Still, you don’t want to try this at home.

He wrote the song. He owns the copyright. But MySpace won’t let Edwyn Collins upload it because a Warner Brothers automatically protests anyone but themselves controlling music.

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