odds and ends

Playboy has interviews in their magazines, wha? Yep and to celebrate 50 years of interviews, they’ve put out an ebook of their favorite conversations.  Some of them including Steve Jobs and Frank Sinatra.

If you’re interested in secret societies like the Freemasons, you’ll want to read this article on the process of decoding a cipher hundreds of years old.

Time Magazine has released their list of top baby names for 2012 and unsurprisingly, the couple who named their kid “Hashtag” are safely original.  Traditional names are again the most popular ones.

Flavorwire has collected the most amazing bars in the world.  At the top of the list is HR Giger Bar which is eerie, darkly elegant with arches that echo the look of vertebrae.

For fans of the cult tv show “Freaks and Geeks“, Vanity Fair talks to the creators about how the birth of the show.

I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks because these dogs from the SPCA in Auckland, New Zealand learned how to drive in only eight weeks. The Doggie Driving School was designed to change the public’s impression of rescue dogs and increase adoption.

The University of Chicago received a very interesting package addressed to Indiana Jones.  Why, they’re not sure, though.

Apparently, the brontosaurus doesn’t really exist.  It came to be through something called the “Bone Wars”.

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