Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hello Kitty anatomy toys (link roundup)

Hello Kitty Anatomy Toys by Dr. Romanelli and Hello Kitty. See more photos here. Via.

And a few more links:

1. Sam Mendes will direct a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical.

2. I'm really enjoying SuperFreakonomics, and this paragraph does a great job of demonstrating how good the writing is, and how interesting the topic choices are:

Such birth defects aren't as rare as you think. Douglas Almond, examining U.S. Census data from 1960 to 1980, found one group of people whose terrible luck persisted over their whole lives. They had more physical ailments and lower lifetime income than people who'd been born just a few months earlier or a few months later. They stood out in the census record like a layer of volcanic ash stands out in the archaeological record, a thin stripe of ominous sediment nestled between two thick bands of normalcy.
Yes, they provide the answer. There's a similar heightened occurrence of birth defects for people born in certain months.

3. Former Army Ranger Gustavo Zamora Jr. rescues/recaptures people's children when they've been taken to another country as part of a custody battle. Via.

*Previously: Papercraft Willy Wonka.

*Buy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory toys at eBay