Thursday, March 24, 2011

Good Reads and Information

7 Songs with Fewer Than 35 Words. Which means you can totally memorize and sing them!

The lovely ladies who played basketball 100 years ago. And the men.

The Witch of Wall Street.

This guy lost his leg a year ago. Now he has a new one designed to look like The Terminator.

Randall Munroe of xkcd illustrates how much ionizing radiation we get from various activities, from eating a banana to receiving a fatal dose of fallout. The exponential differences should be reassuring to anyone who doesn’t live near Chernobyl. (via Bad Astronomy)

12 Things You Might Not Know About the Dust Bowl. History class didn’t cover it much, since there was also a depression and a European war brewing at the same time.

Hideaki Akaiwa couldn't wait for the authorities to save his wife after the tsunami. So he did it himself.

An Interactive Timeline of Middle East Protest Movements. Just in case you are a bit confused about what happened and when in the various countries experiencing civil unrest. (via Metafilter)

Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks it strange that our initial response to a natural disaster somewhere far away is to design a t-shirt.

4 Stories about America’s Best-Known Burger. Say it with me now: two all-beef patties….

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