Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Informative Links

Top 11 Oddball Tax Deductions. People have deducted swimming pools, breast implants, and body oil from their income for tax purposes -and the IRS allowed it!

The World's Most Magnificent Pipe Organs. Size matters when you want to sound majestic to everyone within miles.

6 Real People Who Turned Their Homes Into Death Traps.

Get a sense of how small things are with this scale from the University of Utah. Slowly pull the slider to the right to zoom in an be amazed. (Thanks, Matthew Russell, Ph.D.!)

Why couldn't we tell that the balloon boy's parents were faking their distress? Detecting fake emotions may be more difficult than identifying a lie, which is still very difficult.

Shaolin Temple Warrior Monks. If practice makes perfect, these guys must train 24/7.

Why are there so many types of electrical plugs and sockets in the world? Knowing why won't make taking your hairdryer on a world tour any easier.

The Top 10 Weirdest CIA Programs. From ridiculous concepts like pigeon-guided missiles to actual disasters like the Bay of Pigs, our spies crank out the world's wildest ideas. (via Unique Daily)

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