Monday, July 25, 2011

Interesting Links

Here is a picture of Manhattan's first legally married same-sex couple, as the new law went into effect yesterday. They've been together for 23 years. More stories here.

Whose Ideal Was This, Anyway? The body image that's "in style" often has noting to do with what the opposite sex finds attractive, or with reality.

The 3 Big Advances in the Technology of the Pizza Box. If you ever wondered what they put pizzas in before the box was invented, you’ll find out in this article from The Atlantic. (via Metafilter)

The pros and cons of probiotics. Bacteria went from being the bad guys to being good for us, but where does the science end and the hype begin? (via Boing Boing)

You can now see the trailer for the new Spiderman film in both the official and bootleg versions. Not that you can tell any difference between them.

The ‘surprising’ link between secondhand smoke and hearing loss. Add that to the list of other risks.

Life Before Air Conditioning. A broken AC system today is much worse than back when homes were built to deal with the heat.

Two 14-year-olds will be on the sex offender registry for life after a stupid prank. It's time to rethink the registry, which is useless, out of control, and does more harm than good.

Life in the Post Food-Surplus World. The globalization of food supplies makes one break in the chain a potential disaster.

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