Sunday, February 13, 2011

Good Reads/Random Cool Sites (2/13/2011)

A possible reason for optimism in Egypt: since 1990, 68 percent of military coups were followed by elections within five years.

The life and work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and finding a better way to grieve.

"Uncontacted" tribes.

Why is there still violent reaction to the Muhammad cartoons?

Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was a slave trader, massacred black Union soldiers at Ft. Pillow, and became Grand Wizard of the KKK after the war, so naturally the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans have asked that he be honored with a license plate.

Hints on overcoming procrastination through the Zeigarnik effect.

"That little faggot, he's a millionaire."

How "X-rated" became synonymous with porn.

The Bill O'Reilly "You can't explain that" meme.

The Wall of Shatner -- perhaps the most frightening image in the history of the internet.

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