Morning Cup of Links: Basement Vodou

filed under:
Image credit: 

The news came out yesterday that a billion people are on Facebook. And just look at the wonderful things they contribute!
*
The Google Fiber pilot program in Kansas City is stirring up complaints already. Not from cable customers, they love the idea, but from AT&T and Time Warner, who aren't used to competition.
*
Fascinating Photos of Basement Vodou Ceremonies. Probably the closest you'll ever get to the real thing.
*
Widespread use of pesticides on crops boosts the harvest every year, but weeds still survive. In fact, the surviving super weeds have developed "Roundup resistance."
*
Would you believe a parkour-powered Rube Goldberg contraption? The guys that volunteered for this have cojones of steel, or an illusion of invulnerability.
*
State sentencing laws for murder are clashing against a Supreme Court ruling on juvenile offenders in Florida. Will this create a loophole to free a 13-year-old on charges of murdering his baby brother?
*
Enjoy the action-packed Bollywood version of Jaws. Steven Spielberg should have made his hero gut a shark as it jumps overhead!
*
Worlds Within Worlds: Incredible Nano Images Invisible to the Naked Eye. Just for fun, try to guess what each picture is showing us before your read the description.
*
If you've never had the opportunity to see The Wizard of Oz in a movie theater, there's good news: it may be re-released next year. The bad news is that it will be a 3D conversion.
*
10 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted. For fifty years, Armageddon has been only a few minutes away.

More from mental_floss...

October 5, 2012 - 1:01am
webby
submit to reddit