Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Interesting Links

Harrowing, Heartbreaking Tales of Overworked Americans. Is it worth it to work faster, harder, and longer for a paycheck just because there are fewer jobs? (via Metafilter)

Rape in Libya: The Crime That Dare Not Speak Its Name. It ruins women’s lives and affects their entire families, so it’s a common revenge crime and weapon of war. (via Boing Boing)

17 Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know about the TV Series Bonanza.

The last book and movies are not the end of Harry Potter after all. The last book and movies are not the end of Harry Potter after all. J.K. Rowling is launching Pottermore, an interactive publishing and social media site for all things Potter. (via Metafilter)

Jean Pierre Dutilleux’s expedition meets the Toulambi tribe of Papua New Guinea, captured on video. Fear and wonder eventually turns to laughter and acceptance. Contains a little nudity.

A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100. Trust me, this is a lot more interesting and easier to read than you’d think at first glance.

A Global Warming Video … from 1958?! Experts have been warning us for over 50 years, and we still aren’t taking them seriously enough.

The responsibility of research: the dual use dilemma. That’s the possibility that your greatest accomplishment could eventually be used for nefarious purposes. (via Not Exactly Rocket Science)

Dozer the dog joined a groups of marathon runners who passed his house and crossed the finish line seven miles later. Since then, he’s raised thousands for charity and has a Facebook fan page. (via Metafilter)

If you had access to the menus and recipes used during different periods in history, would you try them out or just be thankful you live today? Find out with the History Cookbook.

1 comment:

Paul Sunstone said...

"The Corporation" was indeed interesting. Thanks for the link!