- For those of you who love photojournalism as much as I do, check out these amazing pictures.
- The above link also turned me on to the story of Horace Greasley who was a British PoW in Germany during WWII. He fell in love with Rosa, a German translator who frequented Lamsdorf, the internment camp where he was held. Months later, however, he was relocated to another camp—Freiwaldau— that was 40 miles away and presumably under the purview of a new translator. This didn’t stop Greasley, however, who escaped more than 200 times to visit Rosa only to sneak back in the camp each morning just before dawn. Greasley passed away in 2010. Here is his obituary. No, they did not marry after his release. Unfortunately, Rosa died shortly after Greasley’s return to Britain. He did write a book about the experience though.
- Some dinning ideas for fellow Seattleites.
- Complicit panopticism in Prague (caution: link contains nudity). “Because the internet viewers are the only ones who are financially involved, it changes their role in the relationship, she says. In many ways it makes the viewers the johns and makes the real johns part of the prostitution.”
- Low cost robotic feeding arm. Seems like it could improve the quality of life of those with paralysis. Watch the video for a demo. More coolness: a remote router.
- An international champion too young for the Olympics.
- If you have kids, buy one of these.
- New in science!
- The scientific explanation for why wires get tangled, plus how to perfectly peel a hard-boiled egg (hint: you blow it out).
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