What Are Little Boys Made Of? A case study made famous in the world of anti-homosexual therapy had a real boy and an entirely more complicated story behind it. (via Metafilter)
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An environmental group in Quebec set a bottle out on a walkway, close by a recycling bin. How long will they wait before someone bothers to pick it up?
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The Illustrated Police News was a lurid crime tabloid in 19th-century London. When they ran low on sensational crime stories, supernatural urban legends would do just fine. (via Boing Boing)
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The 6 Most WTF Moments From Shakespeare Plays. Some of his dramas resemble today's soap operas and slasher films.
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A history professor takes issue with the romanticized way Ken Burns presented the Civil War in TV. However, he welcomes all the new interest in learning about history that documentary sparked.
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Dating Dos and Don'ts, from 1949. There was so much to learn about impressing the opposite sex, and most of it was totally useless.
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Snowclones. They may sound delicious, but it’s a grammar term for a type of phrase you probably use all the time.