Morning Cup of Links: Poison Moonshine

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The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition. The scheme never discouraged drinking, but killed around 10,000 of those who dared to drink.
Why People Really Watch Figure Skating. It's the spills as much as the skills, with the bonus of those silly ice-dancing costumes.
In Tiny Courts of N.Y., Abuses of Law and Power. As bizarre as these stories of small town justice are, you can bet they go on in other parts of the country as well. (via Boing Boing)
The Land of Underwater Birds. An author looks at what makes a book title a winner -or a loser. (via Metafilter)
10 Astounding Actions Earning A Medal of Honor. These are the stories of ordinary men in extraordinary situations who did what they had to do, and did it better than anyone else. (via Gorilla Mask)
An interactive scale model of our universe. Slide your way from the whole enchilada down to the strings in your string theory.
The Long Take: What's the Big Deal Already? Sure, it's pretentious but when it's done right, you witness magic.

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February 21, 2010 - 11:16pm
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