Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Interesting Links

As the Mountaintops Fall, a Coal Town Vanishes. The residents are leaving, and soon the native flora and fauna and the very contours of the earth will be gone a well. (via Breakfast Links)

Paul Jones was so ashamed of his teeth that he didn’t smile for years. Now he’s going through dental reconstruction, and is blogging about it. (via Metafilter, where you’ll find more dental horror stories)

Pie charts deserve more respect than they get. To prove it, here are charts on the effectiveness of different types of charts. (via Boing Boing)

America's immigration policies since 9/11 are contributing to a national "brain drain." We educate people from all over, and then won't let them work here.

9 People Who Knew They Could Do It. People who are labeled as disabled can opt out, but some take their dreams to the limit.

Is Chernobyl a Wild Kingdom or a Radioactive Den of Decay? Twenty-five years later, the Red Forest still has high radiation readings, but animals live there like they always have -or do they?

The 6 Greatest Athletic Feats Ever (Aren’t What You Think). Today you want to read the stories you haven’t heard a hundred times already.

The Mountain is a beautiful time-lape video of the Milky Way. Shot atop Spain’s highest mountain, El Teide, over several days in April, 2011.

6 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs. Not including the easy way: buying them in pre-colored plastic.

How record companies got into the music business: in order to sell furniture. Musician Phil Alvin condenses a history lesson into a few minutes in a 1993 video.

5 Presidential Secrets Left off the White House Tour. Bush the elder became a Japanese word -did you know that?

Flowers fool flat-footed flies by faking fungus-infected foliage. This orchid is just as clever as the headline writer.

1 comment:

dell ink said...

Thanks for the links they're very helpful.