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.
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..."
CNET News show a twenty two pages/slides showing "making the vote count: Voting machines then and now (pictures/photo(graph)s) -- Amid all the problems that have been solved with advances in technology, the simple act of tallying votes is still an arduous task in America.
If you can vote, who do you want for the next President of the United States (U.S.) for the next four years?Submitted by ant on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:04am. Holidays/Special Days | News | Personal | Politics/Laws/Rules | Religion/Culture
The Daily What (TDW) Geek shared an io9 article showing "The First Ever Cosplay Photos, From the 1890s -- Next time you gear up for a photoshoot in your sexy gender-swapped cosplay, just remember it's all been done before. As long as there have been costumes,. there have been sexy variants of characters and uniforms. Back in the 1890s, burlesque dancers were dressing up as fairies, magical creatures, and gender-swapped versions of pirates, crusaders and gentlemen adventurers..."
BuzzFeed shares "If Famous United States (U.S.) Presidents Were Replaced With Cats -- These are the cats they would be.
[H]ard|OCP shares American Pyrotechnics Association (APA)'s directory of state laws. It has an United States (U.S.) map that shows which states allow and does not allow fireworks, the fireworks laws are in each specific state, etc.