Friday, September 3, 2010

Link roundup

1. From a Freakonomics interview with a malaria expert:

In the 1930s, when malariologists figured out that England’s malaria had vanished because English malarial mosquitoes preferred pig and calf blood to human blood, and the local livestock population had boomed, they called for a pig under every bed as a solution to malaria.
2. Models of the Macy's Day Parade floats designed by Takashi Murakami.

3. Beached whale that showed no signs of leaving (or dying) any time soon euthanized with explosives.

*Buy Takashi Murakami toys at eBay.