Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Informative Links

The Fight for Safe Milk: Pasteurization. Pasteurization saved millions from tuberculosis, polio, and typhoid fever but the resistance against requiring the process was fierce.

A veteran of the Iraq War compares his readjustment to civilian life with that of the character Billy Pilgrim in Kurt Vonnegut's semi-autobiographical novel Slaughterhouse Five. (via Metafilter)

10 Facts About Jack LaLanne You Didn't Know. The fitness guru died Sunday at age 96. Also: Jack LaLanne's 10 Strangest Stunts. (via mental_floss)

A Dinosaur With Just One Finger.

Months of the Year And How They Got Their Names.

IKEA stores are designed like mazes. For a reason.

Underground Paris is a whole other world.

Now, this is the kind of pop quiz a teacher should give on a snowy day at school.

An 11-year-old is going to trial for murder as an adult. "The judge's rationale: Jordan's refusal to admit guilt showed that he was not sorry for what he did and therefore liable for murder as an adult." (via Metafilter)

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