Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Good Reads and Information

Washington, We Have a Problem. A day in the life of the US president makes you wonder why on earth anyone would want the job. (via Metafilter)

10 Alfred Hitchcock Cameos. He put himself into every movie, but you have to look really closely to find him.

Why the US Constitution and the Supreme Court don't bend to majority rule.

Shouldn't all electrical pylons look like giant people holding up power lines? Choi + Shine architects entered the design into a competition for high-voltage electrical pylon design in Iceland. (via The Awesomer)

Small Town Noir. Stories of crimes in New Castle, Pennsylvania between 1930 and 1959 are oddly fascinating and sad to read about today. (via Everlasting Blort)

10 Must-Read Books for Geeks.

Make a cone out of a piece of bread, line it with peanut butter, and top with a scoop of your favorite homemade jelly-flavored ice cream! Grathio Labs has the complete instructions for the PB&J ice cream cone. (via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)

The 20 Weirdest Apartment Buildings in the World. At least from the outside; inside they might be perfectly normal as far as I know.

Eels are strange and alien to the eye. The real story of the fish's life cycle is even weirder, as National Geographic explains.

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