Sunday, January 31, 2016

Link roundup

1. Wikipedia's List of common misconceptions.
There is no consistent data supporting monosodium glutamate (MSG) as triggering migraine headache exacerbation or other symptoms of so-called Chinese restaurant syndrome. Although there have been reports of an MSG-sensitive subset of the population, this has not been demonstrated in placebo-controlled trials


The historical Buddha was not obese. The "chubby Buddha" or "laughing Buddha" is a 10th-century Chinese folk hero by the name of Budai.
2. Drone flies in crevasse.

3. "The mailer sent out by [Ted Cruz's] campaign, however, might end up backfiring."
Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors’ are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well.


The mailer then listed his and Steffany’s name, along with five of their neighbors.
4. "How the Video of Christine Chubbuck’s Suicide Became a Very Macabre ‘Holy Grail’"
the on-air suicide of 29-year-old Florida morning-show host Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself in the head during a live broadcast in 1974.


Many people have attempted to track down a video of Chubbuck’s final moments; all of them, it seems, have come up empty-handed. There are those who claim they’ve seen it,