Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Good Reads and Info

The Forgotten Pearl Harbor Spy. Takeo Yoshikawa found all the information Japan needed to destroy our Pacific fleet.

A woman in Spain claims ownership of the sun, apparently because no one else has. But there are international treaties and laws covering space issues, which prevent her from being the Sol owner.

Deconstructing ‘Gimme Shelter’. You can hear so much more of the classic song when you separate the voices and instruments from each other.

Molly was developmentally disabled and was institutionalized just before her third birthday. After their parents died 47 years later, Molly’s brother Jeff found her and filled in the gaps of the family’s history. (via Boing Boing)

Harry Potter and the Incredibly Conservative Aristocratic Children’s Club. Do kids internalize this “chosen one” mentality or is the author completely overthinking a kid’s story? (via Metafilter)

Swimming Without Legs: 3 Inspiring Athletes. Some people won’t let a setback like an amputation stop them from pursuing their dreams.

Phrases that announce that someone is about to put you down 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.

The world’s largest aquarium is in Atlanta, Georgia. From the looks of this video, it may be the prettiest as well.

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