Thursday, December 09, 2010

Informative Links

The US government spends billions of dollars each year on dialysis for those who need it. But even as we spend more money than other countries, American patients are more likely to die from kidney failure or other complications than patients elsewhere.

Graveyards at Disneyland, and other weird secrets of “the happiest place on earth.” The smallest details are deliberately placed for those who are more observant.

He Inspired Jerry Springer (Plus 9 Other Stories About RFK). Little more than Robert Kennedy’s assassination made it into history textbooks, but there was so much more to him than that.

The Need for Double-Strength Placebos.

Houses of the Holy: The backstory to the famous Led Zeppelin album cover. The real story is nothing like the rumors of the time, but is quite interesting all these years later.

The Once and Future Brain. Predicting the future of science and technology is problematic because every breakthrough reveals a world of things yet to be learned.

Krampus: The Darker Side of Christmas. I love these vintage images, but I’m glad my childhood Christmas memories are different! (via Everlasting Blort)

7 of America’s Quirkiest Food Festivals. Whatever they’re named after, they’ll still sell get funnel cakes and blooming onions.

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