Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stupid Mistakes

The following article is from a humor site, and it is full of annoying ads and foul language, but it still has better content than most journalism:

They even provide in-article links to the appropriate academic papers, something that the mainstream media has still not figured out how to do. I already knew about several of them from other sources, and I am confident that they are right about the rest. Read the whole thing, it won't take long.

We often read in history books about people doing amazingly stupid things, like wearing corsets. This is as good a list as any of the equivalent mistakes in our modern society.

Here's some amusing feedback from the comments section:

This is one of the few times I'm actually glad I've grown up with Hippie parents, between Mum's yoga breathing, our kotatsu table, Dad's constant nomadic camping, and their concern for chemicals and wasting water, Iv'e got this list pretty much down pat- I was even a water birth! This almost makes all those years of going to school with smelly clothes and weird lunches worth it.. almost.

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