Thursday, June 24, 2010

Informative Links

Some who were supposed to benefit from the war on sudden death became its victims. After you read What Broke My Father’s Heart, you'll want to look into making a living will.

Embarrassing Moments in Engineering (and what they taught us). Like, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is seen when incompetent people are too incompetent to know that they are incompetent. Then every competent person who learns of it worries that it may apply to them. Am I right?

Color footage taken in Honolulu on August 14, 1945 sat in an attic for 60 years. Now we can see what it was like to know that World War II had ended.

A male skeleton of the species Australopithecus afarensis (of which "Lucy" was a member) shows signs that he walked upright. This could mean that hominids could walk almost as well as we do 3.6 million years ago.

The Great Escape From Slavery of Ellen and William Craft. This took guts: the married couple snuck away in broad daylight with Ellen disguised as a white man.

Sharks Smell in Stereo, meaning they can determine the direction a smell is coming from. That's just about as cool as nature can get!

Women who should be setting an example are instead acting like mean girls. Are TV and politics just like high school?

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