Linky Friday #184: Here On Planet Earth
Japan:[J1] The weird world of Japanese house addresses.
[J2] So it’s apparently a thing in Japan where 20 and 30 year old men are being adopted so that they can take over a family business.
[J3] In Japan, a cup of coffee and a little bit of peace and quiet.
[J4] Legos… with a twist. These are pretty cool.
[J5] Here is some Japanese slang that might confuse us.
[J6] These monsters don’t seem very scary.
Africa:[A1] From the annals of “People are awful.” But! Here’s one survivor’s story. Good work, Oklahoma!
[A2] An interesting look at what Africa might look like without colonization.
[A3] Cattle herding has been traced back to Africa.
[A4] Stephanie Slade interviews some academics on the adverse effect of the Conflict Minerals provision of Dodd-Frank. I previously linked to a lecture by Laura Seay on the matter.
Nordica:[N1] While it’s true things are nice in Denmark, in Tyler Cowen’s estimation Danish-Americans have it ever nicer.
[N2] Norwegians are all about ghost-hunting.
[N3] Norway, it turns out, is hell.
[N4] Max Ehrenfreund explains how Scandanavians got so tall.
[N5] Scandinavia, the home of statist individualism…
Islands:[I1] These are some pretty awesome facts and photographs on Antarctica.
[I3] Between 1975 and 2007, the Prime Minister of Australia changed hands a total of four times. Since 2007, it’s changed hands five. If this is the sort of story that interests you, here’s a series of videos outlining the united rise and divided fall of two of them.
[I4] Videos: Ghost cities of Ireland.
[I5] A story of shipwrecked sailors and slaves.
Historia:[H1] What the Jurassic World may have really looked like.
[H2] Six rulers, six very rude nicknames. I’m not sure if my favorite is James the S**t or Ivaylo the Cabbage.
[H3] Before there was World War I, was there World War Zero?
[H4] “It isn’t really a question of whether African American babies were used as alligator bait, but the question is how frequent was the practice?”
Space:[S1] Gynecological Gymnastics… from Outer Space.
[S3] Food… in space! What does it taste like?
[S4] Warp drive! Warp drive!
[S5] We must go to the moon Titan, so that we can extract its oil.
[S6] A cool look on how we’re going to armor ourselves for invading Jupiter.