These days, it's not so easy to find a case of chicken pox to catch, so some vaccine-wary parents are going online to have it delivered ...by mail!
10 Massive Screw-Ups in Paleontology. Forgivable of course, but sometimes funny.
Yes, The Big Banks DO Care If We Move Our Money. (via Breakfast Links)
Author Sam Harris writes about the possibility of violence and how one should respond to it. The article lines out three principles of self-defense, with the overreaching goal being to avoid violence if at all possible. (via Metafilter)
Economic downturn and the politics of public service budgets will disproportionally affect those too weak to do anything about it -children who need foster parents. (via Casaubon's Book)
The Great Rubber Robbery: How Julius Fromm’s Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis.
See what happens inside when the International Space Station fires its rockets!
The durable Mike Malloy. He survived six murder attempts, placing him above Rasputin in the “hard to kill” category. (via Metafilter)
Spray NeverWet on fabric and it turns hydrophobic, meaning it rejects water. http://geeks.thedailywh.at/2011/11/12/neverwet-of-the-day/ Great for raincoats, but how are you going to clean the dust and pollen off your tennis shoes?
The new book Eva Braun: Life with Hitler is said to be the best biography of the Fuhrer’s wife yet. Just an excerpt tells us more about the mysterious woman than we ever knew before.
A simple sailboat trip led to more adventure than they ever wanted. Paul and Rachel Chandler spent more than a year in Somali pirate custody, and expected death to come any day.