Monday, January 24, 2011

Good Reads

Bryan Lewis Saunders does a self-portrait everyday. Lately he started doing a different drug every day and then doing his self-portraits -they turn out quite differently under those conditions. (via Neatorama)

A Tour of the Peabody Hotel, followed by The Children’s Tour of Memphis. Which makes a total of four times I’ve posted about one of my favorite cities.

Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798. (via Metafilter)
The 1957 Russian film Road to the Stars is way beyond those cheesy ’50s science fiction movies. The science-based predictions and the stunning special effects would be reflected in 2001: A Space Odyssey over a decade later. (via Dangerous Minds)

Exactly 26 early Twitter adopters have user names of only one letter. Find out who they are in Twitter From @A to @Z. (via The Daily What)

6 TV Movie Facts (Including some dirt on Steven Spielberg). Turns out I admired Spielberg’s work before we even knew who he was!

"...WikiLeaks disclosures are significant precisely because they expose government deceit, wrongdoing and brutality, but the damage to innocent people has been deliberately and wildly exaggerated..."

Albino redwood trees are very rare, since they lack chlorophyll plants use to convert sunlight to nutrients. However, they can survive by sucking nutrients from its neighbor trees like a vampire. (via mental_floss)

Brian Epstein started negotiations for the Beatles to work with Disney on the 1967 movie The Jungle Book, which, of course, didn't happen. (via Metafilter)

Why Are There Different Types of Screws?

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