Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Informative Links

Gobar gas, a byproduct of the decomposition of cow dung, other waste, and any biomass, fuels villages in Nepal and many parts of Asia. The benefits go way beyond saving money and the environment. (via Metafilter)

Comedienne Carla Zilbersmith died last month from complications of ALS. She surprised her family and friends with a video she prepared ahead of time to be played at her funeral. (NSFW language)

6 Races That Make Marathons Look Wimpy. Reading this article might make you tired, but it's a GOOD kind of tired.

The Soviets put a remote-control vehicle, Lunokhod 1, on the moon in 1970. Forty years later, we figured out a dazzling new use for it.

Whenever you see a new product that seems like a dream come true, remember the lessons J-Walk has on how products are marketed on the internet. Check out the comments for more.

Can we do those things in real life? The MacGyver Fact-Check says "maybe".

6 Companies That Make Money Solving Problems (They Made Up). I find that I save a lot of money by not watching television and remaining ignorant of these dangers.

More and more of the professional wildlife photography you see is faked. The animals may be professional models, or zoo animals, or possibly Photoshopped.

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