Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Informative Links

The Top 10 Warrior Women. In a field where women have to be twice as successful to be considered half as good as man, these few more than made the grade.

A staff photographer for New Yorker magazine set up a studio in the United Nations building this past September to get portraits of as many world leaders as possible. Take a look, and hear his impressions of each president or prime minister. (via the Presurfer)

Not all movie stunts are done with computers, green screens, or even stuntmen. Here are thirteen movie stars, past and present, and the stories of the dangerous stunts they've done themselves, with videos.

What to Do When the Power Goes Out. Or better yet, what to do now to be prepared for such an event.

Five Modern Technologies That Might Not Be So Modern. Is there ever anything new under the sun?

Campbell’s monkeys have six basic sounds they make in the wild, but they can string these six sounds together in ways that mean many different things. Which is more amazing, that monkeys have a language, or that we can translate it?

Soviet Star Wars. The real story behind how close the Soviets got to a space-based missile system.

Tricks and Traps in the Credit Card Game. Even responsible users can get burned if you let your guard down. (via Consumerist)

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