Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Informative Links

NASA is preparing to auction off souvenirs, ephemera, and hardware from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects. Bidding on the 422 items will begin on January 13th. (via Bad Astronomy)

5 Satirists Attacked by People Who Totally Missed the Point. You can write for a higher-thinking audience, but you can’t keep everyone else from reading as well. #1 is NSFW.

Why Can't We Walk in a Straight Line? (via Metafilter)

How Dry Cleaning Really Works. Dry Cleaners won’t tell you, but we will.

The Fordson Snow Devil made traveling through snow several feet deep look downright simple.

A Plague of Pigs in Texas. At least a million invasive wild hogs are eating everything in sight, spreading disease, and wrecking the ecosystem.

How to Recognize When You’re on the Road to Burnout. It’s much easier to correct a stressful situation before it gets out of hand rather than after you crash. (via Lifehacker)

Five Fake Memoirs That Fooled the Literary World. Not interesting enough as fiction nor true enough to be autobiographies, these might have been better off unpublished.

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