Politics/Laws/Rules

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Name Stat(istic)s in United States of America (USA).

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Reddit shared a few interesting and addicting links about names, for people born in United States of America (USA), like:

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Obama Takes His Shutdown Government to the Apple Store

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Jason Gauci (MAMEhub's developer)'s Google+ post shared a funny one minute and 41 seconds YouTube video showing President Barack Obama taking his shutdown government to Apple Store -- "AppleCare, Obamacare...

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Were you affected by the Americans' government shutdown of 2013?

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Who's Been Most Shut Down by the Shutdown? -- Which federal agencies are untouched, and which are ghost towns?

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Reddit shared a brief Slate article, with its infographic, showing "Who's Been Most Shut Down by the Shutdown? -- Which federal agencies are untouched, and which are ghost towns?"

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Why is it called America, not Columbusia?

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Bullfrog's Twitter tweet mentioned a Dictionary's Hot Word article on "Why is it called America, not Columbusia? ... Why aren't the continents of North and South America called 'Columbusia' after Christopher Columbus?

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World War II (WWII) in Europe: Every Day and More!

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VideoSift shared a seven minutes YouTube video showing "World War II (WWII) in Europe: Every Day -- This video shows the changing front lines of the European Theater of World War II every day from the German invasion of Poland to the surrender of Germany."

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Passport photo(graph)s of celebrities - in pictures.

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Boing Boing shared The Guardian's sixteen/16 pages gallery showing "Passport photographs of celebrities - in pictures -- The passport photograph is the most universal and democratic form of portraiture ever invented.

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Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make--and break--online video

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This four pages Ars Technica article explains why "Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make--and break--online video -- When internet service providers (ISPs) and video providers fight over money, Internet users suffer.

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National Security Agency (NSA) Wiretap Footage REVEALED! (funny)

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VideoSift shared a hilarious three minutes and nine seconds YouTube video (secured connection, but Google tracks you :P) showing "National Security Agency (NSA) Wiretap Footage REVEALED! -- Actual footage from an actual NSA wiretap is actually leaked to the actual public."

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Left versus/vs. Right -- Why do we drive on the left/right!?

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VideoSift shared a 2.5 minutes YouTube video showing "Left versus/vs. Right -- Why do we drive

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The "CSI Effect"

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Auric_dude's /. comment mentioned an over two years old Economist article on "The 'CSI effect' -- Television/TV dramas that rely on forensic science to solve crimes are affecting the administration of justice ..."

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Do you use marijuana?

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Why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations?

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Boing Boing reports on why "why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations? ... But it is a fact that, whenever disaster strikes, it becomes difficult to reach the people you care about.

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No bomb powerful enough to destroy an on-rushing asteroid...

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NetworkWorld mentioned an over eight months old blog saying that "no bomb powerful enough to destroy an on-rushing asteroid...

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The myth of the eight-hour sleep.

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Blue's News shared an over year old BBC News article/story on "The myth of the eight-hour sleep -- We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night -- but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural..."

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No humor zone: 33 things you should never say to a TSA agent; 25 crazy & scary things found by TSA.

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/. shared a two pages Network World article on "33 things you should never say to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent..." Here are some dumb and just plain aggressive comments made by travelers.

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TIME Turns 90: All You Need to Know About Modern History in 90 Cover Stories.

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VideoSift shared a Times article (one long page), with its three minutes and 17 seconds video, showing "... the last 90 years of history through the covers

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