Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Good Reads and Information

The Origins of Life. Bob Hazen and other scientists believe that the first life on earth arose through hydrothermal vents in the ocean floor, and shows how organic chemicals can come together to produce amino acids and proteins.

One-sheets are movie posters, commonly with floating movie stars stars and a Trajan font. Unsheets, on the other hand, are artworks created after the movie is out, which make then something altogether delightful. (via Metafilter)

Yes, there really was a Lynyrd Skynyrd, but his name was Leonard Skinner. The inspiration for the band’s name didn’t even like rock-n-roll, according to his obituary. (via The Daily What)

Humans aren’t the only ones with a sense of fair play. Just like children, dogs get all pouty when another dog gets special treatment.

5 Memorable White House Weddings. If there were unmemorable White House weddings, we’ve forgotten about them.

Families in Afghanistan who don’t have a son will sometimes dress a daughter up as a boy. Not to protect her from a woman’s harsh life, though; she’ll have to deal with that eventually. (via Metafilter)

The 9 Most Mind-blowing Disguises in the Animal Kingdom. You can’t trust Mother Nature -or your lyin’ eyes, either! Text NSFW.

If you were a tree, which social networking platform would you use? The Talking Tree in Belgium is on Facebook, Twitter, and its own website.

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