Foinery (n): fencing; swordplay. Funery (n): wordplay. Here are your links for this week:
- Gulf oil woes – The Big Picture has a series of photos on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As usual, they are excellent.
- Red families vs. Blue families – Social consequences of the divide between the way red states and blue states approach starting families, and the values that are involved.
- Charity and religion – New StatsCan figures show that Canadians who regularly attend religious services give, on average 3½ times more to charity than their non-religious neighbours. They’re also more likely to volunteer their time, and spend more time volunteering.
- This hilarious take on 80s era toy commercials features the Brontë sisters breaking down gender barriers for young girls everywhere:
- Self-grading Google tests – With a pinch of technical know-how, you too can build tests in Google Docs that will correct themselves!
- Fix this first – Great article on what needs to be reformed in schools first… hint: it’s not more tests.
- Phone sheep – Artist Jean Luc Cornec evidently though that old rotary-dial phones resemble sheep heads, and created these sculptures to let the world see too.
- Illusion – Even after seeing the reveal on this one, your eyes still trick your brain into thinking something else is going on:
That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend, and remember next week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.