Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Interesting Links

If you were to leap out the sixth-story window of a building, how much bubble wrap would be required to ensure your survival? Rhett Allain tackled the problem with graphs, math, physics, and experiments.

Whatever happened to ride you enjoyed so much as a kid at Disneyland that just disappeared? Find out in a rundown of Closed Disney Rides.

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own." Find out more about Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at HuffPo.

10 Odd Things Swallowed, with X-ray Evidence. The X-rays are crucial because without them, you would not believe these stories.

Black Like Me, 50 Years Later. I read the book when I was a kid, but had no idea what kind of backlash the author received.

This photo illustrates what badass heavy metal really is.

The History Behind Comic Books and Comic Book Censorship.

When you drop a slinky, which part of it moves faster? When you get a good look at it in slow-motion, it only raises more questions. (via mental_floss)

"Has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It’s true. You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have healthcare. And booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay. That’s not reflective of who we are."

7 Famous Works of Art With Bizarre Mistakes You Can't Unsee.

Little girls or little women? The Disney princess effect.

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