Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Spurious Correlations. This was too funny. My favourite chart was the one that connected the divorce rate in Maine to the per capita consumption of margarine.
From My Granddad, the Mass Murderer via Johnny_Spacey:
My Granddad smoked a pipe, a habit which I now share and, some nights, when I’m sat in a pungent cloud of Condor original I close my eyes and remember him. I was nine years old when he died, too young to have enough nice memories, but then however long he’d lived, for his Grandson, it wouldn’t have been long enough.
Why Being Polite Isn’t Always the Best Path via ShelbyBerzley. At first I was prepared to completely disagree with this blogger. It drives me up the wall when people are rude and nasty to strangers…but this wasn’t what she was arguing for at all. Go check out her post to see what she was really saying. I ended up loving it!
You Don’t Like Me and That’s Okay via KW_Writes. I absolutely loved this post. I also suspect that I’d like the author of it quite a bit if we ever met. Ha!
This is Your Brain on Nature. What a fascinating article. I love city life, but I have to admit that there’s something nice about being surrounded by nature sometimes.
From Born In Between:
While many of the other kids on the site had visible health problems, Pam was unclear what this baby’s special needs could be. “Here was just this perfect little girl,” Pam said recently.
When she called the South Carolina Department of Social Services to find out more, she learned that M.C. was born with a rare condition that produced a patchwork of male and female anatomy.
What have you been reading?