Morning Cup of Links: Visions of Geometry

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Award-winning journalist Ray Gosling admitted on television that he killed someone he loved who was dying of AIDS years ago. His confession landed him in jail and reignited Britain's debate over euthanasia. (via Buzzfeed)
Uncoiling the spiral: Maths and hallucinations. Is there something in our brains that make humans see the same geometric patterns during drug use, illness, or near-death experiences? (via Metafilter)
20 Unholy Recipes: Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them. In the 1950s and 60s, industry helped homemakers by publishing new and bizarre recipes that would stretch a family's budget and sell food products like Spam and Jell-O.
7 Mad Science Experiments You Can Do At Home But Probably Shouldn't. Your insurance agent would be properly horrified.
The ancient Nasca geoglyphs of Peru are huge drawings some think are greetings for space aliens. Their long history is not quite as exciting, but infinitely more interesting.
The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds. Awesome movie posters reinterpreted by various artists and signed by Quentin Tarantino are being auctioned off to benefit Haiti. (via Gorilla Mask)
Body Odor Through the Ages: A Brief History of Deodorant. Human stink may have kept us from being a predator's lunch, but we'd rather smell socially acceptable now.

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February 17, 2010 - 11:06pm
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