Friday, February 4, 2011

Link roundup

1. You can read Michael Lewis's latest long article about the economic meltdown at Vanity Fair. This time he looks at Ireland. Like all of his writing it's a great read, full of interesting facts and memorable characters. But the message from all of his articles is basically the same - - financial wizards are typically dumb or immoral or both, and you should absolutely not trust them. Via.

2. Archaeologists have found the remains of a South American giant short-faced bear in Argentina. The bear stood 11 feet tall and weighed over 3,500 pounds. "The largest record for a living bear is a male polar bear that obtained the weight of about 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg)." And speaking of polar bears, look at these.

3. You can win a new limited edition t-shirt from Last Exit to Nowhere based on Simon Pegg's movie Paul.