The Amazing Steam Engines Of The First Century — An online translation of an ancient text reveals some engineering marvels from antiquity. The question isn't who invented or discovered something first. The question is who managed to do so in a way that the idea propagated.
Il était une fois... les technologies du passé. — French kids try to make sense of technology of decades past. (Via goulo.)
Mud Volcano Emerges from the Arabian Sea — You have to like the headline.
Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798 — Really, I can't imagine. She's not smart, articulate, or oratorial; as Rush Limbaugh says, that's precisely what America needs in a leader.
GOP's childish opposition to healthcare reform — There's telling it like it is.
Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798 — A little bit from the Founders themselves. So embarrassing when they're not good Tea Partiers, isn't it? (Thanks to danjite.)
'Else You Will Be Dealt With According to Mob Law' — Violence and intimidation in the antebellum South. Some interesting parallels here to the current conservative discourse of victimization.
?otD: Window or aisle?
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (barely touched Sunspin, the day ate my schedule)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (no scale here)
Currently reading: Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick