Leftover Links for October 30, 2012

Still hungry for news today? Wow, you got some addiction there. Here are some leftovers that didn’t make it to our front page.


A very good piece about how we call storms “monsters” and look for a scapegoat (global warming, immorality) to blame. But really? We pretty much survived OK.
Blaming Hurricane Sandy on the greedy and industrious is just as mad as blaming it on gays – Telegraph Blogs.

They banned the word “Frankenstorm” but still sent their people into harms way.
Hurricane Sandy: Reporters Go Into the Storm as Networks Spring Into Action – Hollywood Reporter.

A Smithsonian long read about the birth of spiritualism.
The Fox Sisters and the Rap on Spiritualism | Past Imperfect.

Remember that story on the girl who allegedly died from caffeine overdose from these high-octane drinks. Not likely.
FYI: How Much Caffeine Would It Take To Kill You? | Popular Science.

Here’s a stumper –
Are Flat-Earthers Being Serious? | Flat Earth Society | LifesLittleMysteries.com.

The Australian Shonky awards are coming up. Check out lemons already listed.
Shonkys 2012 – awards for shoddy services and shonky products – CHOICE.

Some monsters are with us all year round.
The monsters among us.