Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Informative Links

It's hard to believe that twenty years have passed since Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, passed away on May 16, 1990. A half-dozen authors at GeekDad got together to post remembrances and a tribute to the Muppetmaster. Also: A Look at Jim Henson’s Muppet Geeks.

Play a game, donate to your favorite charity, help Neatorama beat out Boing Boing and Treehugger, and win cool prizes.

Why does the Moon look so huge on the horizon? It's not the moon's fault, or even whoever you are mooning over -it's all in your head!

Sex, lies and splitting up. Ruining relationships can now be outsourced to professionals, at least in Japan. (via Metafilter)

Theories of Color Preference. Why do men like blue and women on average prefer red?

A mouse doesn’t have to have experience with a cat to be afraid, be very afraid. But they must have the nose to pick up the chemical signals of danger.

How children see racial bias. (via Holy Kaw!)

RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species by Joel Sartore. Plus the really neat stories of how he got the pictures.

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