Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good Reads

The Thing Without A Name. A figurative look at movie monsters that are like nothing anyone has seen before -and lived to tell about it.

So someone leaves a phone on a bar, someone else picks it up and plays with it, and the next thing you know Gizmodo is taking it apart and declaring this this disguised iPhone is a test model of the not-yet-released iPhone 4G.

4 Common Scams And How To Avoid Them. (via Consumerist)

What looks like a little old root cellar opens up into a first-class bunker to ride out the apocalypse in style. Or maybe they just want some privacy.

"Gainers" are individuals who fantasize about becoming fat. I suppose everyone must have dreams and goals. (via Obesity Panacea)

Next month will mark the 30th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption that buried the area in ash. 25,000 acres was set aside as a research area in 1982, so scientists could see how nature alone would reclaim the blast site.

The 18th amendment to the US constitution which prohibited alcoholic beverages was largely the work of one man: Wayne B. Wheeler. He manipulated the politics of so many cities and states that the federal government was no match for him.

Why America's new baby boom bodes well for our future. Those born now will fuel economic growth and productivity that countries with declining birthrates can't compete with.

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