Monthly Archives: May 2010

Operation Cornflakes

In 1944 and 1945, the US tricked the German postal service into delivering anti-Nazi propaganda to German citizens. Some of it bore this stamp:

 Operation Cornflakes

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AZ’s governor doesn’t trust AZ’s attorney general

Arizona’s immigration law doesn’t just mess with who’s responsible for federal immigration laws, it also makes an exception for who’s supposed to defend Arizona law in court.

The immigration law she signed gave her the power to coordinate the state’s legal defense because the Legislature saw a “lack of confidence” in Mr. Goddard’s willingness to defend the law, she said.

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Eddie the Brick – “Running from the Law”

 Eddie the Brick   Running from the Law

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From Swiss Miss.

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Miles driven vs. the price of gas

From the NY Times, a cool-looking and very interesting chart:

 Miles driven vs. the price of gas

Via Flowing Data.

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Vaccines don’t cause autism

Surprise, Andrew Wakefield, a doctor who pushed the (unproven and unsupported by many trials) hypothesis that the Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccination was linked to autism has been discharged from the General Medical Council. They say he was “dishonest”, “misleading”, and “irresponsible” in his research.

Via The Morning News

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Stop signs

Slate has an interesting rumination on the effectiveness of stop signs.

Illinois courts briefly ruled stop signs illegal in 1922 as a violation of the rights of individuals to cross streets.

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Citizenship-by-birth? Who needs it!

Hooray! More douchewads want to crow about who’s American and who isn’t while willfully compromising something fundamentally American. This time, it’s that someone born in America is an American.

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Invisible sharks

From Gizmodo:
 Invisible sharks

As if they weren’t scary enough, scientists have discovered that sharks can become invisible to preys using an optical trick. Not scared yet? Well, one of the invisible shark species is nicknamed the phantom hunter of the fjords. Run. Now.

The sharks aren’t really turning invisible. They’re making their bellies glow so that creatures below them won’t see their silhouettes against the sunlight. So you can breathe easy. For now.

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Sleep inside of a shark

 Sleep inside of a shark
From Foolish Gadgets.

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