Friday, March 04, 2011

Good Reads and Info

With a thousand times the number of cells humans have, you’d think blue whales would be more prone to cancer, but that is just not so. What are they doing that we should learn to do?

Slate explains how young men have gained power in sexual matters due to economics and demographics. What say you: anecdotal, biased, or a ring of truth? (via Metafilter)

My friend Marti Lawrence wrote a mystery novel, available at Amazon and as an ebook for only $5.

The US Budget: What Would Jesus Cut?

6 Series You Didn't Know Were Made Up on the Fly.

The Bias of Thoughts bookshelf is a 2d illusion rendered in 3D. A closer look might help you figure how how it’s done -or not.

Meth is a hell of a drug. (via J-Walk Blog)

A meet-and-greet with Helen Keller, from Mark Twain's autobiography.

28 Delightfully Geeky Videogame Cross Stitches.

Rob Cockerham constructed a chart of TV shows that were set in a time period other than the one they were produced in. Really, who knew that Lost in Space was set in the 1990s!

How a tungsten light bulb filament works. Or doesn't.

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