“Because of marital problems, and despite his lack of sailing experience, Bonnet decided to turn to piracy in the summer of 1717.”

Real-life Superheroes and Jedi.

Monopoly games (with POW escape kits included). Via Jake “The Ockhamist” Allen.

Talent is a myth. Via Shaun.

A new dialect of Spanish is emerging in NYC. Also via the Shaunmeister.

Random Rambo: Rambo body count inflation and Rambo vs. Rimbaud.

Just in time for your Rabbie Burns’ Day celebration (January 25th!), Scotland is pleading with the US to re-allow the importation of haggis, Scotland’s national dish. Though I generally agree with Charlie McKenzie that most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare, I have tried haggis and it’s actually pretty tasty. Read Burns’ “Address to a Haggis“.


One Response to “Random link goodness”  

  1. 1 kevin

    [RE: Talent is a myth.]

    I read a similar article last month From Scientific America.

    Scientific American Mind – December, 2007
    The Secret to Raising Smart Kids
    Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life
    By Carol S. Dweck

    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-secret-to-raising-smart-kids

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