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Linkszomania for September 8, 2010
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.
Scientific fact straight out of science-fiction: as of 2010, the Arctic Ocean is now a viable trade route in the summer. This means that voyages between Europe and Asia are now shorter (saving time, fuel, and money) and safer (no pirates in the Arctic… YET). Huzzah!
Last month, a man drove from Canada to Mexico on a single tank of gas. So what was he driving? Some sort of cutting-edge, futuristic, Ford concept hybrid machine? No. It was a car he hand-built in 1984. WHAT.
Consumer Reports recently conducted a study to discover what consumers consider to be the best fast-food burger joints. Unsurprising spoiler alert: McDonald's finished last.
Need something to do during your lunch break today? I've got it. GQ photographer Gordon Von Steiner traveled all over the world this summer and took pictures of real-world summer girls. There's 100 pictures just waiting for you.
I don't know why you would ever be forced to start a fire using only products from IKEA and/or how the person behind this video actually discovered this extensively intricate method but… if you want to start a fire using only products from IKEA, here you go.
If you start a website with “book” in the title, Facebook is going to sue you. No, seriously. That's all it takes for them, apparently. In response, I say we ALL start websites with “book” in the title and stick it to them.
The funny thing about confidence is that it's only a feeling -- meaning people only know that you're not feeling confident if you SHOW them you're not feeling confident. Take control of these three ... [more]
After reading through this guide, you should have a working knowledge of the different types of wine and enough vocabulary to set out and buy your first serious bottle. (And maybe impress your date ... [more]