Thursday, May 26, 2011

Good Reads informative Links

Acrobat Tiny Kline crosses the rooftops between buildings in Times Square hanging by her teeth in 1932.

The 15 Most Awesome Bonsai Trees On Earth. Bonsai trees are cute and all, but I had no idea certain trees were famous!

How the Indy 500 Came About. It was carefully calculated to keep you watching as long as possible.

Göbekli Tepe was built 11,600 years ago, before the pyramids, before Stonehenge, and before anything else we’ve found. The ancient temple in Turkey hints that religion, and not agriculture, caused the birth of civilization.

Last year, we brought you the story of heiress Huguette Clark and the controversy over who controls her fortune. Clark died Tuesday at age 104, and the investigation into her finances continues. (via Metafilter)

For the class of 2011, lowered expectations may be the only way to get a job after graduation. A response from a 25-year-old writer makes the Lost Generation sound a lot like the Baby Boomers.

10 Facts About Wrigley Field. Tradition can carry a team even when their talent can’t.

Tatiana and Krista Hogan 4-year-old craniopagus conjoined twins. The connection between their brains may allow them to feel each other’s sensations, and possibly read each other’s thoughts! (NYT link)

I can’t vouch for the quality or the safety of this recipe, but English Russia has a how-to post on making your own absinthe. One of the steps is to put the concoction away for two weeks, presumably to give you time to ponder the wisdom of the whole enterprise. (via Dangerous Minds)

10 Modern Movies That Are Better in Black and White. Includes video and commentary for all ten, which convinced me..

7 Things You Should Know About The Indy 500. Especially if you want to show off to your guests as you watch the race this holiday weekend.

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