Sunday assorted links

1. Mistakes people make with publishing academic books.

2. What makes a McMansion bad architecture?  Great piece.

3. Why so many lottery jackpots this year? (NYT)

4. The US and UK versions of Cloud Atlas are quite different.

5. So far the worst predictions about Brazil’s Olympics have not come true.  And which are the most popular Olympic sports?  I didn’t know people enjoy watching volleyball so much.

6. “The FDA wants to make it harder to buy and sell poop.”  Are the pro-choice forces lining up against this one?  I hope they will.  There is in fact a new saying “My colon. My choice.”  You don’t even have to worry about the status of the fetus…


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