Thursday, November 12, 2009

Informative Links

Human beings develop social bonds when giving and receiving gifts. Our natural sense of reciprocity is keenly upset by the system of anonymous organ transplantation.

Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won't End in 2012. This list will be handy when someone you know gets a bit too nervous about the doomsday predictions.

7 Super-Sized (And Somewhat Insane) Soviet Projects. Those wacky Soviets, always trying to outdo Texas.

The New York Times has an interactive graph that plots the jobless rate for different groups of Americans compared to the average for all those who are unemployed. Mouseover to find lines for different races, ages, and levels of education. (via Metafilter)

23 geeky QWERTY-inspired designs. Think of it as a Christmas gift list for the typist, writer, graphic designer, or printer who has everything. (via the Presurfer)

The education of Little Fraud. Forrest Carter, the author of Little Tree, was also Asa Carter, speechwriter for George Wallace. (via Metafilter)

The All-Inclusive All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Guide. Use these tips to maximize your return on investment, if you can physically handle it.

America’s Plan to Invade Everyone. Preemptive strikes have always been an option, although these plans haven't been used. Yet.

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