Friday, June 24, 2011

Interesting Links

Why your city’s signature food is dumb. In all honesty, you don’t have to eat and enjoy the made-up local dish just because you love the city.

Amazing Composite Street Photographs of New York City. Photographer Peter Funch put relevant parts of different photographs together to get passers-by on the same page in the finished photos.

Upending Anonymity, These Days the Web Unmasks Everyone. (NYT link) The cell phone sees you, the internet exposes you, and your neighbors will identify you. (via Breakfast Links)

The Top Ten Deadliest Animals of Our Evolutionary Past. Until fairly recently, survival of the fittest meant those who could outrun or outsmart the critters trying to eat us.

Zero is a stop-motion animation about a word in which everyone is stamped with the number of their supposed potential. But it only takes a little inspiration to turn nothing into something.

5 Athletes Who Struggled as Politicians. We love to watch them play, but leadership takes a whole new skill set.

The 100 Longest Entries On Wikipedia. Follow these links down the rabbit hole and kiss your summer goodbye.

Do people sneeze in their sleep without waking up? I thought this was a dumb question -until I read the answer.

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