Friday Funday: Why Clocks Run Clockwise

Why clocks run clockwise.

“You don’t have to be good.” Gives me chills every time.

The ever-brilliant Kevin Simler of Melting Asphalt is developing a browser plug-in that will make your Twitter feed physically painful to view to keep you from spending too much time on the site.

Dani Rodrik on how to defeat a demagogue. My take from last year.

Great New Yorker piece on how Stalin became Stalinist.

Congratulations to Peru for qualifying for its first World Cup since 1982. Zero bonus points for good sportsmanship. This video is from their opponent’s hotel the night before they qualified.