Links of the week: Sept. 8, 2015

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» I'm not sure how they missed Kevin Spacey in "The Usual Suspects" here, but check out some of the things actors have done to themselves for roles.
» Is the Halloween paraphernalia out in your area? We've seen it around for a few weeks now. See some masks from days of yore — and not all of them are means as fun costumes.
» What's for dinner? How about some food from ancient Rome? Here are some recipes.
» Speaking of food, check out photos from the 2015 Global Sushi Challenge.
» What do you do with a decommissioned prison?
» Zen master D.T. Suzuki on freedom and fulfillment
» Where did punctuation come from?

Archive: The Bearded Brain email newsletter

Below is the collection of weekly email newsletter versions of The Bearded Brain. They constitute about a year of links to interesting things and podcasts. This now publishes at a collection of links every Tuesday, available here.

Sept. 1, 2015
Aug. 25, 2015
Aug. 18, 2015
Aug. 11, 2015
Aug. 4, 2015
July 28, 2015
July 21, 2015
July 14, 2015
July 7, 2015
June 30, 2015
June 23, 2015
June 16, 2015
June 9, 2015
June 2, 2015
May 26, 2015
May 19, 2015
May 12, 2015
May 5, 2015
April 28, 2015
April 21, 2015
April 14, 2015
April 7, 2015
March 31, 2015
March 24, 2015
March 17, 2015
March 10, 2015
March 3, 2015
Feb. 24, 2015
Feb. 17, 2015
Feb. 10, 2015
Feb. 3, 2015
Jan. 27, 2015
Jan. 20, 2015
Jan. 13, 2015
Jan. 6, 2015
Dec. 30, 2014
Dec. 23, 2014
Dec. 16, 2014
Dec. 9, 2014
Dec. 2, 2014
Nov. 25, 2014
Nov. 18, 2014
Nov. 11, 2014
Nov. 4, 2014
Oct. 28, 2014
Oct. 21, 2014
Oct. 14, 2014
Oct. 7, 2014
Sept. 30, 2014

11 interesting links from The Bearded Brain

Some five months or so ago, I launched a weekly newsletter called The Bearded Brain. It's a bunch of links to stuff I find interesting, and I think you will, too. Here are some examples of links I share.

» John Cleese explains the Dunning-Kruger Effect, i.e., stupid people have no idea how stupid they are.
» OK, we know Facebook is creepy. Here's how to find out everything the social network knows about you.
» Ice is retreating from the Alps, and we're starting to see stuff that had been under ice since World War I.
» Sleeping naked might be really good for you.
» Photos from the 2014 World Beard care and Moustache care Championships
» Did you know we found model airplanes in the Pyramids in Egypt? Not only that, we found them before we had airplanes, so we didn't even know what they were!
» Skydiving beavers in Idaho!
» A photographer followed a 15-year-old elk hunter, and, much to the photographer's surprise, discovered she's not an out-of-control gun nut and she enjoys reading gun and rangefinder reviews..
» Scientists have figured out how to unboil eggs
» Our DNA structures are so similar to almost everything else on the planet that it's amazing humans came to look and behave like we do.
» Up for auction: 1684 manual on how to get a woman all hot and bothered

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