January 2014 Archive

The wheel paradox that stumped Aristotle and Galileo

(iO9) – Aristotle (reputedly) first took a whack at this, and Galileo gave it a try as well. See what you can make of it.

Opera singer out of work after surgery makes her fart all the time

(The Independent) – Even in Nashville, opera singing is a one-way gig. (No word on singer’s obvious option to switch to country-western.)

George Clooney raising money to document evidence of crimes against humanity with satellite imagery

(Reddit) – Hello reddit, George Clooney here. I’m a filmmaker who’s worked on films you may know…

Paying attention to the men behind the Super Bowl bet-machine curtain

(The New York Times) – In 2012, $3.45 billion was wagered in Nevada, and somebody got more than $170 million of it.

4 Republicans Will Now Be Responding To Obama’s State Of The Union Address

(Talking Points Memo) – The state of our union is….well, it depends on who you happen to listen to.

Davos to Detention: Why I Hate Coming Home to America

(The World Post) – It’s not easy coming back home to America when your name is Ahmed.

Big-Wave Surfing’s Gnarliest Contest

(Mashable) -  Big-wave surfing’s most epic contest is on. Big waves — as in 50 feet, in some cases.

The US hot sauce market has grown by 150% since 2000

(Quartz) – That’s more growth than BBQ sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard—combined.

Skype Exorcisms Are Worthless, Say Full-Time Exorcists

(Vocativ) – The Internet exorcism probably won’t heal you or cast off your demons.

The American hot sauce craze in one mouth-watering chart

(Quartz) - Hot sauce is having more than just a moment; it’s having a decade.

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