Why the Victorians Were So Terrified of Death by Poison – “This fear was driven partly by obsessive newspaper coverage of sensational poisoning cases, but as Linda Stratmann makes clear in her new history, The Secret Poisoner, it also played perfectly upon the anxieties of the age. Thanks to the lax regulations of the era, deadly poisons were easily available to wives, servants, even children. And did you really trust your doctor? What if your good friend with the heavy gambling losses had taken out an insurance policy on your life?”
Can You Solve The Puzzle Of The Overflowing Martini Glass? – “It’s Friday. You’ve kicked your feet up and have drunk enough of your martini that, when the conical glass (?) is upright, the drink reaches some fraction p of the way up its side. When tipped down on one side, just to the point of overflowing, how far does the drink reach up the opposite side?”
The Headless Women of Hollywood – Dedicated to all the women whose sexy bodies are used to sell cheap Hollywood thrills. Plus, the captions are funny. From Rebecca.