Sunday, December 2, 2012

Link roundup

1.  "There Are Over 200 Bodies on Mount Everest, And They’re Used as Landmarks."  Via.

2. I wonder how many of my tax dollars were wasted on Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles:

"Iris" opened in September 2011 at an estimated cost of nearly $100 million in production expenses and theater renovation. When the loan was approved by the council in 2009, the production was expected to run for 10 years. Instead, the show will close in January after just 16 months.
3. "Works by Damien Hirst lose 30 per cent of their value, while one third fail to sell at all." Via.

4. How about protection for people allergic to websites with auto-starting audio? (apparently the story's a parody):
Emily Stuart is a third-year student at the University of Nanaimo who claims she suffers from "visual allergies." She is currently in a legal battle with her school because of their failure to provide visual allergy friendly "zones" like they do for people who suffer from food or scent allergies. According to Ms. Stuart and her legal team, these spaces would prohibited the presence of patterns, tall people, the colour mauve, and other sights that cause her to have allergic reactions.
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