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http://www.gladwell.com/2010/2010_02_15_a_drinking.html Intoxicated behavior is largely influenced by culture.
http://twitter.com/Horse_ebooks @horse_ebooks is a Twitter account which posts random, out of context lines from ebooks about horses. This is a collection of some of the best posts, these are comics made from its tweets and this blog has short stories made from @horse_ebooks quotes.
http://visuallearningresearch.wiki.educ.msu.edu/file/view/Harp+%26+Mayer+(1998).pdf Seductive details (unrelated, interesting facts) don't help students remember.
http://mjg59.livejournal.com/136274.html A rant on the desire to create "lightweight" open source software replacements. I'm linking this in particular because "To a first approximation, when someone says "Lightweight" what they mean is 'I don't understand the problems that the alternative solves'." is an excellent quote and summary of the issue.