Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Good Reads (Tuesday)

Banksy directed the opening sequence for the October 10th episode of The Simpsons. Here’s how the guest artist collaboration came about. (via Cynical-C)

A rare monster jellyfish was caught on video in the Gulf of Mexico. Three feet wide, with arms 20 feet long, yes, I’d call this interesting.

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died. The most poignant (and one of the most popular) stories mental floss ever posted.

The magnificence and wonder of Animal Migrations. These creatures display determination that boggles the mind.

The toughest job on any field is being the team mascot. It’s uncomfortable, people assault you, and the competition for the position is fierce.

10 Fake Archaeological Finds. Don’t get too excited about what Cousin Fred digs up in your back yard, since it may be just plaster and stories.

It was only in 1995 that astronomers found measurable evidence of specific exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. Now we have actual images of some, as well as artist renderings of the data collected, collected in this gallery.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula traces the story of how the original 1897 novel came about. Strangely, it all started with Frankenstein.

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