Friday, January 07, 2011

Links for Information and Edification

No soap or shampoo for a year? Sean Bonner gave them up, although he still showers, and he says he’s just fine without the chemicals.

The life of a migrant farm worker. Of course it’s honorable work, but this is not a way of life you want to aspire to. (via Metafilter)

The World Ends Today: 7 Modern Doomsday Predictions that Didn’t Pan Out. By the time everyone knew they were wrong, the prophets were gone along with the profits.

6 Real People With Secret Identities Nobody Saw Coming. Just the story of the wrestler who supported an orphanage made this worth a read. NSFW text.

Ballet on the Beach. Members of the Ballets Russes are caught dancing joyfully on the shores of Australia in 1938; one of several Australian tours of that era.

Things I Won’t Work With. I believe this might be what you’d call chemistry porn -the exciting but forbidden fruit. (via Monkeyfilter)

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring: 6 Awful Floods. You know it’s going to be pretty bad when you start seeing animals walking along two by two.

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