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July 02, 2015

Three on surviving unusual threats

At least I hope they're unusual.

"How to land a plane if the pilot has a heart attack".

"10 ways to avoid being eaten by a shark".

"Swedish man shows the right way to escape a bear attack".

June 29, 2015

"What are some examples of public policy and laws that produced totally unexpected results?"

I imagine this Quora discussion will get very, very long.

June 28, 2015

"The Seychelles – Gangsta’s Paradise"

Amazing. Or maybe not.

"Millionaires Who Are Frugal When They Don’t Have to Be"

Interesting. Especially this bit:

One of the big choices was what they spent money on. A common thread was frugality about cars. Not only did they buy modestly priced vehicles, they kept them for a long time.

June 27, 2015

"The 11 most game-changing aircraft of the 21st century"

The Stratolaunch is . . . something.

Related: "Here's the most expensive weapons system ever and all of its ammunition in one photo".

June 18, 2015

"How Much Yiddish Do You Know?"

I got 10 out of 12 correct (and I'd dispute one of the two I missed). I think it still would have pleased my mom.

"The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth"

News to me: "The Golden Ratio is total nonsense in design."

June 17, 2015

"The Myers-Briggs Personality Test is Bunk But I Don't Care"

I wondered why people paid attention to Myers-Briggs. Now I know.

June 14, 2015

"This incredible map lets New Yorkers see vintage photos of their street corners"

Former and current Big Apple residents might enjoy this time machine.

June 13, 2015

"Find Out What Your Name Would Be if You Were Born Today"

Mine would be "Connor". 

Thanks, but I prefer what I have.

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