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The story behind, and within, the world’s thinnest house Spaces - Yahoo! Homes

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Category: Odd

From homes.yahoo.com

Squeezed into a 5-foot Warsaw alley that actually narrows further to 3 feet, the home itself is just about 50 inches wide in front and scarcely more than 2 feet wide toward the back. The home contains a "nearly double-size" bed, a kitchen, a toilet and shower, a "bean bag sofa" and a couple of tables, according to the Associated Press.

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Free exchange: Game, set and match The Economist

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Category: Ethics

From www.economist.com

If you need a transplant you join a waiting list until a matching organ becomes available. This drives economists nuts. Why not allow willing donors to sell spare kidneys and let patients (or the government, acting on their behalf) bid for them? The waiting list would disappear overnight.

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Cuban missile crisis: how the US played Russian roulette with nuclear war Noam Chomsky Comment is free guardian.co.uk

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Category: History

From www.guardian.co.uk

We might have been "in even a worse position" if the world had known more about what the US was doing at the time. It was only recently learned that, six months earlier, the US had secretly deployed in Okinawa missiles virtually identical to those the Russians later sent to Cuba.

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