Every Wednesday, I’m going to take you on a whirlwind adventure of 13 links chronicling the news throughout the geek world I inhabit. Whether it’s movies, music, art, politics, gadgets, science, sports, grammar, or superheroes… nothing’s out of bounds and everything’s interesting.
Let it begin…
- If there’s an easy way to replicate this “coma allows person to unexpectedly speak a foreign language fluently” process, Rosetta Stone might be in some serious trouble.
- All it takes to help heal that wound on your arm? Suction. And a couple of MIT students figured out how to do it on the cheap.
- Was a time traveler captured in a photograph from a Canadian museum?
- In China, even Superman is different. Personally, I can’t wait for “Robert Cop 3” to hit the big screen.
- RollingStone.com just re-launched and they are taking the bold step of adding a payment wrinkle to their website — $4 per month for total access to every issue ever published. Sounds about right.
- An interesting thought from The New Yorker: “Can the iPad topple the Kindle and save the book business?”
- Until our brains develop a third lobe, it doesn’t look like human beings will be able to do three things simultaneously any time soon.
- Mount St. Helens erupted thirty years ago. How has the surrounding area recovered, if at all? National Geographic reports.
- If the only reason you haven’t gotten into vinyl records is “the players are too large and can’t effectively be moved around”, I’ve got some great news for you.
- The “Obama Entertainment Club” will be opening in Shanghai, China next week. Yes, it’s a night club. Yes, it’s named after President Obama. No, he has nothing to do with it.
- When paying off a debt, does it pay to round up to the next dollar, ten-dollar, or hundred-dollar amounts? Um, yeah. Big time.
- The conventional wisdom goes: “if athletes were smart, they wouldn’t be athletes”. But is this actually true?
- Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out which font to use for a letter, project, or poster. Fortunately, graphic designer Julian Hansen has constructed a hilarious and helpful flow chart to solve just such a problem.