Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Links to Good Reads and Information

Mysterious Rappings, the story of the hoax that started the spiritualist movement.

Lori Dorn is a cancer patient and the wife of Laughing Squid's Scoot Beale. Her horrific experience getting through airport security made me cry. (via Boing Boing)

Graduate student Noah Jafferis built a magic flying carpet using SCIENCE! Actually, it floats on air magically powered by electricity.

Twenty years later, Chelsea Clinton remembers her father announcing his run for president. She was only eleven, but knew more about the world than you’d expect.

People were not sure what to think about a cancer comedy film, but 50/50 pulls it off. Even a cynical film critic got all emotional watching it. (NSFW language)

8 Famous Stutterers. This list includes some who went on to speak for a living.

Why big business needs unemployment benefits. You might not like giving people money for not working, but if you don't, what's left of our economy might implode.

If a nurse or a pharmacist earns a PhD, they would be addressed as “Doctor,” right? Not if medical doctors have anything to do with it!

10 Ruthless Rock Managers. Where there’s money to be made, there are always people who will do anything to get more than their share of it.

Watch Free Solo Climber Alex Honnold Scale Yosemite’s Steepest Rock Face — Without Ropes. One slip or wrong move can mean death (but not during this particular video).

Rachel Mayeri’s “Primate Cinema: Apes as Family” art project involves making movies about apes, starring humans in ape suits, for apes to watch. The apes seem to like it, but will humans?

A Dream For My Daughter. A professional woman in Yemen describes living and working under never-ending civil unrest and government crackdowns.

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