Thursday, March 11, 2010

Good Reads and Information

The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage. His amazing recovery from a horrific accident taught us a lot about the resiliency of the brain.

Babirusas are Indonesian pigs with tusks which can grow long enough to impale the animal with its own teeth! Whether the animal survived the wound (a la Phineas Gage) is unknown.

Inside the world of Furries. The realm of anthropomorphic animals is not necessarily a sexual fetish, but more of a hobby and community.

Universally Accessible Treehouses. Who knew that bringing the joy of treehouse living to the disabled was such a widespread trend?

How the cure for scurvy was found, then strangely lost, then found again. (via Metafilter)

CIA waterboarding protocols. The instructions from internal documents are disturbing, so read at your own risk.

7 (Thankfully) Extinct Giant Versions of Modern Animals. (via Gorilla Mask)

Take a look at what TV companies charge cable companies to run their channels. Customers pay those fees (and a markup) for every channel in your plan, so you're paying for sports coverage even if you never watch sports. (via Consumerist)

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