Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Good Reads and Interesting Links

Otto Rahn was one of the inspirations for the character of Indiana Jones, despite the fact that he was a Nazi. His real life story would be just as exciting as a movie, if so many details weren’t shrouded in mystery.

7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Cartoon Characters.

The 7 Most Ridiculous Cases of Misplaced Priorities.

How to spot a psychopath. The danger is that when you start to look, you may see monsters everywhere. (via Metafilter)

Movie theaters are using 3-D lenses to show 2-D films, which ruins both brightness and color for viewers. So even if you refuse to pay extra and wear the glasses for 3D, you may still be paying for it.

You’d think that when you put a 72.1 gram bag of popcorn in the microwave, you’d get 72.1 grams out after popping it. But no… guess how much the popped version weighs.

People in China don’t consume much cheese. And when they do, they have a unique perspective on the experience.

Michael Meets Mozart is an arrangement with one piano and 100 cello tracks. This will sound good no matter what kind of music you like.

TRUE CRIMES: The Man who Hijacked a Cargo Jet. It was an inside job.

The History of Tequila. We wouldn’t have the liquor today if Spain hadn’t used a shortcut for importing goods from the Philippines. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Why is America the ‘no-vacation nation’? Because employers don’t have to give you one, and if they do, workers feel guilty taking it. (via Metafilter)

Life lessons for students who don’t think school is worth the trouble. As if those students will ever read it. (via Neatorama)

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