The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 05.19.11

| 5/19/2011 3:12:09 PM

Utne Reader Red LogoDoes it sometimes feel like your shower curtain is out to get you? The folks at Mental Floss explain the science behind the “shower curtain effect.” 


Gliese 581d, the newly discovered planet that is capable of sustaining life, is about to get an earful.  Two years ago, an Australian magazine collected messages from the people of planet Earth for their new galactic neighbors and began transmitting them. Erik K. Velan wants the aliens to know: “Apologies in advance for most of these messages. They are an example of our primitive humor.”


Are you in the market for a new car? Check out the classic Italian concept cars being auctioned off near the shores of Lake Como this month.


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