Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Good Reads and Interesting Links

The winners of the Webby Awards have been announced. In rather few categories did the award and the people’s choice go to the same website, which is a double honor.

The Fall of the Wall.

100-year-old Pavel Galitsky is one of the few remaining survivors of the Stalinist labor camps. He tells his story, uses Skype, and delights in outlasting all his oppressors. (via Metafilter)

Read about the Secret Team That Killed bin Laden. (via Breakfast Links) However, you’ll never find out who Team Six really is. (via Fark)

Sohaib Athar moved to Abbotabad for some peace and quiet. Yesterday he Tweeted about a raid with helicopters in his little town ...and became the unwitting live reporter of bin Laden's death raid.

Important Questions: Why do I shiver when I pee? That’s the name of the article; personally, I’ve never suffered from post-micturition convulsion syndrome.

Wouldn’t you love to have one of these working steampunk cell phones? They might be a little uncomfortable in your back pocket, but who cares? (via Dark Roasted Blend)

10 Creepy Plants That Shouldn't Exist.

Gourds Gone Wild!

The secret life of libraries. If someone proposed the idea of a library as a new thing in this modern age, they would be laughed at, but we have them and don’t want to lose them. (via Metafilter)

No More Questions! is a new StoryCorps animation featuring the memories of a feisty 87-year-old Chinese grandma and former store detective. This should inspire you to enjoy your mother as much as you can if you still have her.

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