Monday, November 09, 2009

Infomative Links

A profile of Sgt. Kimberly Denise Munley, the hero of the Ft. Hood shooting. “She had the training; she knew what to do. And she had the courage to do it — by doing it she saved countless people’s lives.”

The Price of Sex: Women Speak. Eastern European women who were sold as prostitutes speak to photojournalist Mimi Chakarova. Yes, this is disturbing. (via Metafilter)

He served his country in many offices, including vice-president of the United States, but all we remember is how he shot that one guy. No, not Dick Cheney, but one of 6 Historic Villains You Didn't Know Had Incredible Careers.

Thousands of mummified animals have been recovered in Egypt over the past hundred years. Scientists are now studying them in detail to get details on the way ancient Egyptian humans lived.

One less thing to worry about: Cleaning for a Reason is an organization that offers housecleaning services to patients undergoing cancer treatment. (Thanks, Liz Z!)

How can someone be in "critical but stable condition"? In plain English, those words are opposites, but in medical terminology they make sense -to medical professionals.

9 Times They Probably Should Have Stopped The Presses. Newsaper and magazine lead times occasionally cause embarrassment, if not downright horror.

6 People Who Faked Their Own Death (For Ridiculous Reasons). What may seem to be an easy way out of a difficult situation only made things much worse. (via Gorilla Mask)

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