This Sunday’s links are right here, boss.
- Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post reports that new psychological research shows that young children respond to the social norms set by adults. Young children were given a marshmallow and told that they could get another one if they waited 15 minutes to eat the first. In addition, some of them were promised art supplies that never showed up, whereas others were given the promised art supplies. Those in the former group tended to eat the first marshmallow right away, while those in the second tended to wait. See, kids can be rational too!
- BOOBS! No, but seriously, Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic has an insightful article about how society views female nudity. Check it out.
- So apparently, Lance Armstrong was doping all along. Andre Mayer explains why Nike dropped him as a sponsor, but didn’t drop Tiger Woods. Woods may have cheated on his wife, but he never cheated at his sport.
- The future of murder is here, folks, and it’s some scary shit. Darren Pauli of SC Magazine explains that cardiac pacemakers can be hacked remotely to deliver lethal electric shocks to patients. Luckily, the technique to do this isn’t widely known at the moment, and now that manufacturers have been made aware of the security loophole, they’ll hopefully patch it soon.
- Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” remark caused a stir at the most recent Presidential debate. They’ve also caused Amazon to be flooded with joke reviews for their binders. Max Read of Gawker has compiled a list of the best ones.
- Finally, I leave you with pictures of douchey bros getting scared at the Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Watching frat boys getting the shit scared out of them has never been so fun!
Take care, folks. I’ll be back with more linky goodness next week.