Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Fun Links 4-26-13

From Brett Keller's blog...there's apparently an ICD-9 code for "accident involving spacecraft".  I'm pretty sure that's proof that THE GOBMENT IS HIDING SOMETHIN!!!  It's E845, if you're curious.

Flowingdata links to a cool video that shows how much food you can buy for $5 (US) around the world.  Spoiler alert: the US winds up looking pretty reasonable.

Oh, here's a fun one...30 things to tell a book snob.  I might be forwarding this directly to a few people I know.

Another good one...what happens when a UCLA prof lets all of his students cheat on their final?


  1. Has that ICD-9 code ever been used?

    At first, I thought "no". Then I remembered the event that resulted in the deaths of Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee.

    Was that an "incident involving spacecraft"? Or was it covered under one of the codes for fire?

  2. I might try the UCLA thing. I'll probably frame it a little differently, but I like it.