Friday, July 15, 2011

Good Reads and Info (Friday)

Elvis, from the Waist Up. The famous Ed Sullivan show appearance in 1957.

6 Lies About the Human Body You Learned in Kindergarten. Or maybe some other year, but you can spend the rest of your life unlearning the conventional wisdom. NSFW text.

American farmers would have a tough time providing our food without illegal immigrants. It’s more than a labor cost problem; workers must have the proper skills to get the job done. (via The Week)

Now that the space shuttle program is closing up and 585 people are laid off, what will happen to Titusville, Florida? Two very different videos show the state of the town near the Kennedy Space Center.

Prolific TV writer-producer Sherwood Schwartz died Tuesday at the age of 94. In his honor, here are clips of the five most memorable TV shows he worked on. (via Neatorama)

The Film Archive has a collection of ads from the 1964 U.S. presidential campaign, promoting both Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater. If you didn’t already know who won, you could probably guess from the quality of the TV commercials.

LIFE Goes Inside Today's KKK. Just long enough to get some pictures and information for you.

Two Harvard researchers say obese children might be helped by separating them temporarily from their enabling parents. Others say that's going too far, and that the real reason for obesity is poverty

True Crime: Doug Street, Human Chameleon. This impostor proved that intelligence plus cajones can make up for a lack of education credentials.

How Metafilter changed one man's life. And other Mefite memories.

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