Monday, June 1, 2015

A few interesting links

The Lonely Libertarian has some advice for ladies and lovers(Snerk!)

SFGate published an article back in 2006 showing how the use of dynamite after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 actually made matters worse rather than better.  It came to my attention via an e-mail today, and I found it very interesting.

The Case of the Amazing Gay-Marriage Data: How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud.

Ever wondered about the 'missing numbers' in the USAF's so-called 'Century Series' fighters?  Chant du Départ has the details.  Very interesting for aviation and military history buffs.

The Local's Swedish edition lists 42 ways expatriates know they're becoming Swedes, including:
5. your coffee consumption exceeds 6 cups a day and coffee is too weak if there is less than 10 scoops per pot.
7. the first thing you do upon entering a bank/post office/drugstore etc. is to look for the queue number machine.
8. you accept that you have to queue to take a queue number.
11. you know how to fix herring in 105 different ways.

Why do people waste so much time at the office?  The BBC opines.


1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

I thought someone discovered, circa 1990 that all the fires after the earthquake were actually insurance fraud, as the policies covered fire damage but not earthquake damage. This was purportedly proved by the discovery of photos taken immediately after the fire that were retouched to conceal the earthquake damage and make it seem like the fire took out everything.