Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Interesting Links

Pssst: There's a giveaway going on at Miss Cellania!

MLC Productions was on Nikoi Island in Indonesia last month to shoot a commercial when a nest of sea turtle eggs hatched! So they recorded the babies on their all-important first journey from the sand to the ocean.

It's official: The rich get richer, and everyone else gets poorer. (via Breakfast Links)

The Saga of Amanda Knox’s DNA. (via Carl Zimmer)

The 25 Worst Cities to Be Young. The numbers that were crunched included unemployment, education, debt, and marriage among the young adult populations.

Google+ To Allow Pseudonyms, with no actual explanation that makes any sense. But it means I can now admit that I am on Google+.

The Ancient Tradition of Fishing With Cormorants on China’s River Li. Not a natural way of life for the bird, but he’s fed and the tourists take nice pictures.

A new study says certain areas of the brain are bigger in people who have a lot of Facebook friends. Of course, correlation is not causation, and it might not apply to people who have a thousand friends they don’t know.

The Origins of 7 Musical Instruments. If you’re gonna play one, you should know where it came from.

The Eunuch Admiral. In the 15th century, Zheng He commanded a fleet that put any European explorer to shame. (via Metafilter)

The Strange Tale of a Gucci Murderess. After 13 years in prison, Patrizia Reggiani turned down a parole offer because she doesn’t want to work.

12 of sports’ most hated teams (and why). Because sports fans are like everyone else, and only rally together behind a common enemy.

Seven revelations from the new Steve Jobs biography. That should be just enough to make you to want to read the whole book.

The 5 Most Extravagant Ways Cities Have Been Wiped Out.

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