- That a photograph from 1870 of a man sitting on a dead horse is the latest internet fad.
- A librarian is one of the best careers for 2007. It says nothing about beyond 2007 though.
- Why snowflakes are symmetrical.
- You can open the new Charlie Card gates with your butt
- The effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials.
- Clement Clark Moore, credited with writing the famed poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” also wrote a pamphlet where he roasted President Thomas Jefferson.
- Speaking of Jefferson, he apparently owned a copy of the Koran and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) used it to be sworn into Congress. Interesting reflections on this symbolic act and religious diversity in America can be read at LISNews, God’s Politics, and Faithful Progressive.
Update on March 13thFor some reason WordPress.com will not let me add a comment on this post, so here is what I would have put in my comment:
ResourceShelf offers further commentary on librarians making the U.S. News & World Report Best Careers for 2007.