Web Detritus (Week of 03.13.11)

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Hairy GirlA collection of fascinating links, strange videos, infographics, longform journalistic pieces, and whatever else of note I've managed to discover on the internet over the past seven days.
 
This week: How Radiation Poisoning Actually Works, How To Land A Pilotless Plane, The Neon Horror Of The Early 90s, A Story Of Self-Appendix Removal, The Most Confusing Movies Ever, How To Find The Safest Dietary Supplements, And A Lesson In Airline Armrest Etiquette.
 
 

COOL LINKS


 
Japan Radiation 
Great Non-Alarmist Explanation of How Radiation Poisoning Actually Works [Slate]

 

  Car Accident
10 Worst Cellphone-Related Accidents Of All Time [SeriousAccidents]

 

Dangerous Pills
If You Take Dietary Supplements, This Site Tests & Finds The Safe Ones [via ConsumerReports]


 
  Plane
Could An Inexperienced Passenger Actually Land a Passenger Jet [PopSci]

 

  Fake Romance Novel Cover
Romance Novel Covers In Real Life [OliAndAlex]



  Self Surgery
Stranded Doctor Removes His Own Appendix [TheAtlantic]

 

Confusing Movies
15 Of The Most Confusing Films Of All Time [PopCrunch]


 
Armrest
Airline Etiquette: Who Gets The Armrest? [WSJ]

 

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