Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Reads and Information

“No matter what happens at the site, DO NOT CRY.” A Japanese medical worker kept a diary after the earthquake, now available in English. (via Metafilter)

Mike Rowe's Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. A tribute to working people and full employment.

5 Shocking Ways You Overestimate Yourself. This article might take you down a peg or two, so be prepared. Cracked, NSFW text.

The current flooding of the Mississippi River is almost as high as the flood of 1927. Here are 35 pictures of what happened that year.

6 Unsolved Disappearances. If you’ve seen any of these people… well, you probably wouldn’t recognize them.

Playgrounds from Hell. The “whimsical” decor of Soviet playgrounds could give an adult nightmares.

8 Fan (Or Hater) Made Alternate Endings.

The Loneliest Plant In The World.

Take this 1931 8th grade test (you will probably flunk).

The Library of Congress has an extensive online collection of historic sound recordings going back over 100 years called National Jukebox. Select from classical, ragtime, opera, gospel, and ethnic music as well as spoken word recordings, and never insert a quarter! (Thanks, Rich!)

Inside the Black Market Intern Economy. At the bottom you’ll find a slide show of the 9 types of interns. (via Buzzfeed)

6 Bizarre Explanations from the set of Roseanne. I don’t know why they even bothered trying to explain things that obviously just don’t make sense.

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