The Parrot Panic of 1930. Psittacosis spread faster by journalism than it ever did by infection. (via Metafilter)
Deducing the Physics of How Cats Fall. If you drop a cat and an astronaut, which one will land on his feet? (via Buzzfeed)
The Heroes of Flight 93. Excerpts from a new book piece together the actions of the passengers who decided to stop the hijackers’ suicidal mission.
Why Does Hot Water Sometimes Feel Cold? It could be a problem with your water heater, or it could be something called paradoxical cold.
What's So Funny About War? The comics, that's what!
5 Bits of Advice That Don't Make Sense Until It's Too Late.
A new probe is on its way to the moon to map it and analyze its gravitational field. The GRAIL probe’s mission is to find out what’s below the surface of the moon.
A Disturbingly Long List of Celebrity Motorbike Crash-ups. And why Gary Busey always wears a helmet while riding -now.
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives. Yes, studies show their brains are biologically different, but is this a cause or an effect? (via Boing Boing)
Someone stole a mentally disabled man’s entire Superman collection. The good news is that people all over the internet are trying to replace his treasures. (via FilmDrunk)