Thursday, May 27, 2010

Informative Links

5 Terrifying Ways Your Own Gadgets Can Be Used to Spy On You. If we ever get those flying cars we were promised, they would also probably find a way to make us paranoid and miserable. (via Gorilla Mask)

Doors to Hell: Real and Imagined. This post even contains a dare!

The Greatest Shakespeare Hoax. William-Henry Ireland forged some discoveries from Shakespeare to impress his father, but became surrounded by those who wanted to believe.

Stunning photographs give us a preview of an upcoming National Geographic special. The documentary covers the first 36 hours after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

A beautiful 1927 colonial-style waterfront home with 5 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, and a ton of history behind it in Long Island can be yours for as little as $1,150,000. The home has had many owners, some more notorious than others. (via YesButNoButYes)

A man and his marbles. This is presented as a sad case of obsession, but you could also consider him a happy retiree with a cool hobby.

The longest bridge in Russia had to be shut down when it began to wobble. As you'll see in the video, "wobble" may be an understatement.

5 Leaders Who Spent Their Countries Into The Ground. Real cases of how an unlimited budget corrupts absolutely, since nobody was brave enough to tell them "no".

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