Thursday, December 03, 2009

Informative Links

The world's most extreme and dangerous roads. You don't even have to go there, the pictures are scary enough! (via Neatorama)

Forty years after he covered the infamous exploding whale story, journalist Paul Linnman talks about that fateful day. "We're hearing this noise around us and we realize it is pieces of whale blubber hitting the ground around us (from) 1,000 yards away." Oh, the humanity!

Tiny Tinseltown: The 12 Shortest Actors of All Time. With a look at the roles we remember most.

The Dynosphere was supposed to make automobiles obsolete, or so they thought in 1932. Would you drive a vehicle with only one big wheel?

The Species That Domesticated Itself. Paleoanthropologists have their own baggage, and often the biggest bias is toward finding a human ancestor even when its not there.

A study of the data from the Framingham Heart Study leads researchers to believe that loneliness spreads through social networks like a virus. The tendency to be a loner may be less of a character trait and more of a "state such as hunger".

Socks, stockings, and hose in the Middle Ages. Fashion (and warmth) was just as complicated then as it is now.

A recording artist shares his royalty payment with us. In doing so, we get a peek into how record companies work with musical artists. (via Metafilter)

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