Friday, July 23, 2010

Goods Reads and Informative Links

From the 1958 until 1992, the Greenbriar Resort in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia sat on top of a secret. Underneath was a huge fallout shelter designed to accommodate members of the US Congress and their aides in case of a nuclear attack. (via Atlas Obscura)

A shotgun blast destroyed a 16-year-old girl's face. But doctors gave her a new one, which you can see in these pictures. (via Metafilter)

Thomas Jefferson: The Sensitive Writer Type. See how the founding father's insecurities make him seem just like the rest of us -except for that founding father stuff.

How Money Restricts Life’s Pleasures. Since we don't have any, let's look at the bright side of being broke.

Apollo astronauts couldn't buy life insurance if their lives depended on it. But NASA came up with a seemingly silly but genius scheme to raise money in the event of an on-the-job death. (via Neatorama)

How big can a star be? Astronomers have found a blue giant that is 265 times the mass of the sun, and 10 million times as bright!

They called me a child pornographer. Family camping photographs caused a legal nightmare when Dad forgot to take the digital camera. (via Metafilter)

Drivers tend to think they can multitask better than they actually can. Take the test to see why you should never text while driving. (via Monkey Filter)

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