Saturday, February 25, 2012

Things that make me go "hmm."

Welcome to this week's edition of "Things that make go 'hmm.'" I had a ton of interesting links this week, so I tried to edit them down, but there were still just too many good stories to pass up. (And in honor of Mizzou playing Kansas today, I present you with an adorable baby tiger.)

This author's new book was rejected 12 times before she sent it out under a pen name and sold it within three days. Definitely putting it on my to-read list solely for that reason.

So people can be good when left to their own devices.

Composite sketches of some of literature's most infamous characters, from Daisy Buchanan to Mr. Ripley.

A new study (refreshingly) suggests social structures and nature are more indicative of a country's happiness than it's GDP. Take that, big money!

The myth of 8-hour sleep cycles: Why it might be a good thing to wake up in the middle of the night.

This immature ex-boyfriend definitely deserves jail time. What do you think?

Limits on food truck locations in San Francisco? This cannot be.

The answer to the world's high demand for meat? Growing burgers from stem cells, of course.

Do you think honesty boxes would work in America? I have to say, I'm skeptical.

This couple found love while traveling. Aww factor: “I tried to convince her to come up to California by asking her for her favorite fruit, vegetable and flower,” Monger explains. “I told her if she came to visit, I would have all of those growing in my garden. She said raspberry, carrot and sunflower.” (Spoiler alert: He kept his promise!)

How would you feel if you found out you didn't have cancer after you already had the mastectomy? Relieved, angry or a little bit of both?

Fruits and vegetables like you've never seen them before.

I realize this video is a little long, but if you have an extra eight minutes, you HAVE to watch this. It's a 160-square-foot apartment, but completely livable!

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