Monday, April 18, 2011

Good Reads and Information

Six Odd but Awesome Spring Celebrations Around the World. Sign me up for the water fight when I’m supposed to be spring cleaning. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? There was a time when it wasn’t really necessary for strangers to know the sex of a young child.

How Ayn Rand ruined my childhood.

The Mickey, the Smoot and Other Unusual Units of Measurement. The post was really popular for about a warhol.

Why The Deadliest Catch is more documentary than reality TV.

The Real Housewives of Wall Street. Rolling Stone lays out who the bailout funds went to and how they profit off them. (via Fark)

Kazimierz Piechowski escaped from Auschwitz. Arrested for being a Boy Scout, the now 91-year-old tells how he joined the resistance and got out of the concentration camp. (via Metafilter)

Experience What It Is Like To Be Old With The Aged Simulation Set. All I need is a t-shirt that says “I am experiencing the effects of aging.”

6 Civil War Myths, Busted. Face it, it had a lot to do with slavery. (via Breakfast Links)

Boycotting and Banning: The Real Olympic Sports. Can sports ever truly rise above politics?

"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. How one short story outraged a nation in 1948.

Patriotic Millionaires For Fiscal Strength. This is not what you would expect. (via Breakfast Links)

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