Monday, November 29, 2010

Informative Links

The Top Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved. Hiccups and goosebumps are a small price to pay for being at the top of the food chain. (via Neatorama)

A business finds that customer complaints push them higher on Google’s search results. After you read this, you’ll do your research before you buy anything off the web.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the NYC Subway (not relating to that mysterious smell). Next time you’re there you can entertain your fellow riders with your new knowledge -they’ll appreciate that.

A laser burns up a piece of paper inside a balloon! Science can be so cool, particularly when someone else does the math.

An author discovers that his grandfather was an anonymous benefactor who gave money to 150 families for Christmas in 1933. He tracks down the descendants of those who received $5 to see what difference the money made for them.

What Food Says About Class in America.

Phrases that announce that someone is about to dis you or lie to you. I've told my kids this over and over and they believe me when I have backup from the Boston Globe.

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