Oct 4, 2011 by Sushi Bird
Another link list with internet goodies that I have discovered lately:
- A cool way to figure out how old your globe is!
- Lina Ekstrand creates amazing illustrations. I first saw one of her illustrations on a freebie libresse-box, and the rest of her illustrations are equally wonderful! I love the pencil details, go look!
- 10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked
- Google is hit by a sudden gravity. Especially fun if you actually move stuff around and search for stuff.
- I did not know about the problem with alcoholic meese (moose?) in Sweden. Now I do. One of them stole a swing set. Another one got stuck in a tree.
- If you have a lot of time left over, and just feel like getting smarter, you can read about linguistic relativity. Are our thoughts shaping our language, or the opposite way around? I came across Lera Boroditsky‘s papers, and especially this and this paper is super-interesting, it gives a lot of fancy examples about how different languages seem to shape our thoughts differently.
- The Oatmeal has a new wonderful comic about what we should be taught in our senior year of high school.
- Binka had a nice little entry about doodling a week or so ago I wanted to share further. TED-video in English is embedded.
- Needless to say, I am not exstatic about my philosophy classes, but these three minute philosophy lectures on Youtube made my week a tiny bit easier.
- My great Japanese teacher was on TV, talking about Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. (In Norwegian.)
- What is lacking in modern medicine is human touch. A nice TED-talk.
- Last, but not least, this documentary! (It is a couple of years old, but I just found it again.) It is about a woman who was born with a rare condition and have ended up with legs four times larger than those of the average person. This woman’s attitude towards life is just pure inspiration. She is so positive and such a go-getter (and really pretty too, but that is beyond the point), and I am just thinking – if she can have this sort of attitude towards life, then god damn – other people (including myself) should suck it up and be a bit more like her, the world would be a better place. Really inspiring lady!