Monday, June 21, 2010

Good Reads and Information

How to keep someone with you forever. If you've haven't yet been a victim of this sick system, it's only because you are young. (via Metafilter)

6 Organizations You Didn't Know Were Secretly Badass. Or maybe you already knew, but here are some great stories anyway.

Why Our Brains are Fooled by Illusions. The short version is that we are supposed to see in 3D, not 2D, but don't let that stop you from checking out the gallery of colorful optical illusions.

5 Ways Vultures Are Making Money in the Recession. You can make a killing -if that's the kind of moneymaker you want to be.

MRI Magnet Madness. Those have access to magnets this powerful hear a little child inside daring them to experiment.

When you think you hate your job, think about the guy who dives into the sewers of Mexico City. Julio Cou Cámara works in water he can't see through to clear blockages, repair the system, and make sure the city isn't flooded. (via Metafilter)

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford came close to producing an electric car nearly 100 years ago. We can only speculate how the world would be different now if they had done so.

Everything you ever needed to know about subtitles. Most of which is a lot more interesting than you ever suspected.

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