Curiosities/amusements/diversions

What follows is a list, in no particular order, of things I’ve found entertaining over the last year or so. Updated regularly!

  • Biocomicals is a collection of science and research-related webcomics that make me go “d’aww” or shake my head in sad, sad agreement.
  • What Should We Call Med School is so accurate, bitter, judgy, and hilarious that it pretty much serves as a proxy for the lives of med students everywhere.
  • Yes, it is crucial for me to read ontd every few hours or so to make sure I haven’t missed anything in the world of celebrity gossip. otnd_political and _science are also really good.
  • If you have an appreciation for oral history, or just plain like learning about other people’s lives, StoryCorps is an amazing resource that has thousands of brief interviews with people from across the country.
  • Who Named It is a fun website that presents biographies of those for whom medical eponyms are named. Given my medical history geekness, I think this is just great.
  • Want a website devoted to the history of medicine? Look no further than Wonders and Marvels! Also check out Random History. Along these lines, with an anthropological bent, is the Society Pages, which has some fascinating reads.
  • Geek site: io9. If I had found this site in undergrad, let’s just say I would have found another extracurricular activity.
  • Need a picker-upper? Need positive, uplifting advice for life, love, and direction? Tiny Buddha is the answer.

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