Links We Love
Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now:
1. You won't believe this dad's reaction to his son's report card. From the cheeky kid who surreptitiously records the encounter to his tearful father who cries "Is this real? Is this real?" upon reading that his son has passed "maths," everything about this video is really quite adorable. The British dad declares to his son, "You are set for life now. You are set for life." Apparently passing math means a lot more in the UK than in America.
2. Man buys ticket to game 1 of World Series for $6. One lucky baseball fan is headed to Fenway Park for roughly the cost of a hamburger and fries. Whether it was seller or website error, a right field box seat was sold for $3 on StubHub. Delivery and service fees doubled the ticket's price, which resulted in the tidy sum of $6. The cheapest seat in that section is now listed at $759, leaving everyone wondering if the buyer will sit in his seat or sell it for a princely profit. Game on.
3. For the first time, majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. We already knew Texans were in favor of decriminalizing pot, but a new Gallup poll shows the rest of the country is as well. Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed would like to see marijuana legalized, compared to 50 percent in 2011 and just 12 percent in 1969 — the first time Gallup asked the question.
4. 30 moments that could only happen in Texas. Buzzfeed gives the Lone Star State some love (and a little good-natured ribbing) with this list of Texas snapshots. It's true we don't all take our horses to Sonic Happy Hour, but the important thing is that we could if we wanted to.
5. Proof that people with big offices and cars are more likely to cheat. According to the Harvard Business Review, it's not unfair to judge that Hummer-driving CEO as deceitful and rude. It's science. A series of experiments that examined the impact of "ergonomic environments" on ethics showed a direct correlation between large, open spaces and lying and rule-breaking. Those kept in smaller spaces — offices, chairs or cars — were more likely to tell the truth and follow rules.