Bilbo Baggins vs. Thorin Oakenshield
A real-life attorney evaluates the legal contract of one famous ring-carrying Hobbit to see if it would have held up in a court of law. It’s an interesting, and delightfully obsessive, read. (Via @smaucere)
Attack of the Clones: NYC Edition
How do you not read an article with the following headline:
Cloned Dogs Run Wild In Central Park, Attacking Other Pets and People
Who knew you could pay $140,000 to clone your dog?
How Can the Sky and Ice Be the Same Thing?
Tommy Edison explains how he doesn’t understand what colors are or what they look like.
Jeffrey MacDonald DEFINITELY Is or ABSOLUTELY Is Not A Murderer
It just depends which journalist you ask. You’ll find this article engrossing whether you have or haven’t heard of the famous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case (I hadn’t).
Gigantic Underground Ice Slides
I want to climb one so much, but I won’t because I would definitely die.
TED Gets Serious About Pseudoscience
The idea-sharing organization has made it a goal to rid their “Ideas Worth Spreading” campaign of certain types of ideas.
It’s Good to Be Pope
Unless you like riding in convertibles. Because this thing is pretty much the opposite of that.
Conan Gets Serious With Nate Silver
The late night host recently welcomed the elections number cruncher to his new show Serious Jibber Jabber.