- This guy named Jerry Slocum donated what is said to be the world's biggest puzzle collection to Indiana University. Details here, here, and here (with animations).
- This post from Kevin Burton critiques the blogosphere stats put forth by Technorati. The same post also pointed me towards a blog devoted to (and named for) data mining.
- Here are your Homeland Security grant dollars at work.
- Technology Review weighs in with an interview with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, in conjunction with the recent Wikimania conference. Excerpt: We have a variety of systemic biases, not in the sense of one-sided articles, but in that we write about what interests us. We have a fantastic article about the USB standard, but not much about the Congo Wars -- because we're Internet geeks. That problem has gotten better as we've grown and become better known. We've come out of the core free software movement and now have diverse contributors. In order to improve, we'll make the software easier to use. We also have projects within the community that identify the systematic biases and look for people to help. There's no magic answer. We have to find the right people to help us.
- Here are links to 23 episodes of Penn & Teller's Bullshit! on Google Video.
- Finally, via Unlocked Wordhoard, here are Medieval Torture's 10 Biggest Myths. Note that the author's name is Heather Whipps.