Skepchick Quickies 3.18
On March 18, 1965, Alexey Leonov, a cosmonaut, became the first person to do a spacewalk. On a related note, in Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars, she says that one of the differences between the American and Russian space programs is that the Americans were treated to a pre-launch breakfast of steak and eggs (to avoid using the bathroom as long as possible), whereas the Russians were given enemas and a bottle of vodka.
- The Steubenville Verdict Is in, and These Boys Are Guilty – Good news, but check out the followup piece below.
- CNN Reports On The ‘Promising Future’ of the Steubenville Rapists, Who Are ‘Very Good Students’ – Ugh, really?
- Yogurt For Men: A Review – If the ad campaign wasn’t so stupid, I’d probably want to try this out. From Jac.
- Device keeps liver “alive” outside body in medical first.
- CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks – I guess if you’re going to be a horrible person, you may as well go all out. From Will.
- Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions – This is an excellent photo series, you have to look. From Stephan.
- The 150 Things the World’s Smartest People Are Afraid Of.