Plane crashes, zombies, and…oral sex? Don’t worry; it’s all safe for work, and it’s here in this week’s What I’ve Been Reading.

  • Miraculously, in last week’s plane crash at the San Francisco International Airport, only three people were killed. Writing for The Society Pages, Lisa Wade explains that so many people escaped death or grave injury because of the superb work of flight attendants, a group of workers whom we rarely consider in the event of a plane incident. To the flight attendants aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, we salute you.
  • I was a big fan of the recent 400 Days DLC for The Walking Dead. For those of you who have played it and are interested in how its various storylines intertwine, this IGN Wiki article has the details.
  • A recent study by scientists from the University of Oakland in Michigan posits that men perform oral sex on their female partners as a method of “sperm competition,” i.e. to increase the chance of pregnancy. Of course, this study caused a shitstorm of controversy, as most studies of this nature are wont to do. Writing for The Conversation, Rob Brooks, a professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of New South Wales in Australia, takes a calmer approach, and explains why the scientists’ approach isn’t sound science.
  • Have you ever wanted to experience a day in the life of legendary game designer and bullshit maven Peter Molyneux? Then Shish’s The Molyneux Experience is for you!
  • Finally, are you looking to publish your research in the most prestigious journal in the world? Then consider a journal with a 100% rejection rate, the Journal of Universal Rejection!

Yay! We can all be rejects together! Feel free to leave comments below.