The FREAK-est Links

...one-hit wonder. (HT: David Fortune)(Earlier) How to donate your organs and get paid leave. (HT: Nick Mulcahy)(Earlier) Bad business? It’s Hollywood’s fault. An insurance policy against extinction? (HT: Spectre)...

The Last Thing in the World I Would Ever Think Google Earth Would Be Used For

...had ever noticed this until some researchers used Google Earth to study the question. The researchers think it has something to do with Earth’s magnetic field. (Hat tip: Spectre)...

Man vs. Man and Nature at the Beijing Olympics

...will be shut down — unless the Tibetan monks foil the plans of the Chinese officials by running gas powered leaf blowers in Beijing around the clock. (HT: Spectre.)...

Not Good at Math? Blame Your Inner Fish

...thing to start with. (Hat tip to the always-interesting folks at Spectre.) The similarity between fish and humans caught my attention because I’ve been reading a delightful little book by...

A Must-Have Robot

...finally understand the answer to both of these questions. The book that tells the full story is here. See also his visit with Stephen Colbert. (Hat tip to Spectre)...

Seeing With Tongues

...well with their tongues as I can without my glasses. Which isn’t very well, but it’s a start. (Hat tip to the amazing folks at SPECTRE who routinely send me...