TED BEGINS TODAY, AND WE CELEBRATE WITH A MCSWEENEY’S LIST…

“TED Talks Throughout History

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Have We Been Worshiping the Wrong Sacred Tree?

The Wheel Will Change the Way We Live Forever, Once We Turn It on Its Side and Attach It to Something, But What?

Global Initiatives for Making God Less Angry

How “Coins” Are Revolutionizing Bartering

Dragon Lairs, Leprechaun Hoards, and Other Promising Sources of Wealth in the New Economy

We Already Have the Technology to Turn Lead into Gold. Why Aren’t We Doing It?

Not Your Father’s Execution: How the Guillotine is Changing the Way We Think about Beheading

Reinventing the Factory: How the Use of Children In Manufacturing Benefits Us All

Are Peasants People?”

 

More love to McSweeney’s here.

ANSWERING LIFE’S QUESTIONS.

“Why are the East of Cities usually Poorer?

Many older cities rapidly expanded during the Industrial Revolution, as workers flocked to the urban centers. As the towns and cities expanded, the residential areas for the workers tended to be in the east, with the middle and upper-classes in the west.”

Interesting details here.