Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good Reads and Information

Mrs. A.J. Young and five of her 11 children worked in the mills of Tifton, Georgia in the early 20th century. Joe Manning found out what became of Catherine Young and her Family. (via Metafilter)

The Origin of Frankenstein.

The Cassini-Huygens mission sent back awesome images of Saturn and its moons. They look even better set to dramatic music.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how they filmed boxing robots for the movie Real Steel. All this effort and expense for a feel-good family-bonding film.

Check out the list of the most-downloaded movies of all time (which is not all that long, considering). Then for a strange contrast, the Netflix top-ten of all time is included as well.

When dreams kill: The phenomenon of sleep paralysis. A new book tells us about research that may keep you up at night.

The Zany History of Mini Golf. It started out for ladies, but everyone likes a cheap shot.

Women Who Kill the Men They Love. Filmmaker Olivia Klaus has new documentary about domestic violence and a culture that gave some women no choice.

New Biofuel Cell Can Make Electricity From Your Insides. It won’t power your home, but if can keep your pacemaker going, we have a significant breakthrough.

The death of the American chain restaurant. With fewer disposable dollars, Americans want to spend their bucks on food that’s good.

What’s a Trade Secret? (And What Would Happen if You Stole The Colonel’s?) Well, then your fried chicken would be tasty, but still not as good as mine.

A study shows that American many college students are graduating without improving their critical thinking or reasoning skills. But we can’t yet lay blame because there are many possible reasons.

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