Friday, October 30, 2009

Informative Links

Deconstructing Disney Princesses. A much deeper discussion continues in the comments. (via Buzzfeed)

How Do Vaccines Work and Are They Dangerous? Understand the basics and then go get your flu shot.

The 10 Neatest New York Inventions Ever. The Empire state is the birthplace of many of our modern comforts, such as Jell-o, toilet paper, and air conditioning.

Curious Expeditions needs help identifying a place where a vintage photo was taken. The biggest clue is the building in the background with its distinctive architecture.

Homeless by choice, because an apartment isn't worth it. Another camped in her car to ride out depression with her dog and cat. (via Metafilter)

The United States' plan to conquer Canada. Which is part of a plan to conquer England. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

Newsweek presents a pictorial history of birth control methods. We've come a long way since the Greek philosopher Aristotle recommended olive oil as a spermicide!

Fifty-one years ago today, a scary mistake by a cardiologist led to the development of modern angiograms. Angiograms then led to coronary bypass surgery, which has saved countless lives.

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