The Man Accused of Cursing Plums. A story from the 17th century illustrates how very easy it was to ruin someone's life with the slimmest of evidence. (via Strange Company)
PJ McQuade's Christmas Card Collection 2019.
The Racist Tree. I learned of this story through a discussion on this news story. (via reddit)
11 things that shocked me when I first moved to America.
Almost half of all Americans work in low-wage jobs. A study from the Brookings Institute shows the dismal picture behind the low unemployment rate. (via Metafilter)
The Bonkers, Bristly Story of How Big Toothbrush Took Over the World. This article is about electric toothbrushes and whether they are better than the manual version. (via Damn Interesting)
Seven Things to Consider Before You Break Up With Someone in a Restaurant. (via Nag on the Lake)
“Your Honor, Can I Tell the Whole Story?” A murder in New Orleans, a trial that lasted less than a day, and the lives they entangled for the next three decades.
A blast from the past (2007): X-Rays in the News.