Thursday’s links travel through time, and do so very politely.
Japan Crisis: Take a first look at photos from inside the Fukushima nuclear plant, as workers scramble to avoid a meltdown. (TIME)
Long-Ago Lookalikes: See five modern celebrities who look just like old-time portraits. The resemblances are so uncanny, we can’t help but wonder if Jon Stewart is a time traveler. (Urlesque)
Origin Story: On Carson Daly’s late-night show this week, Bill Hader discussed how he landed the Saturday Night Live gig. Naturally, the explanation is hilarious. (Vulture)
Dearly Departed: Did you know Elizabeth Taylor didn’t like being called Liz? Check out 25 things you didn’t know about the late actress. (US Weekly)
Think Before You Gesture: Traveling to a new country? Don’t leave home without knowing what your hand gestures mean there. You don’t want your peace sign to be misinterpreted. (LIFE)
Diva Discussion: Lady Gaga visited the campus of Google for an hour-long talk. The long video is worth it just to see Gaga’s superhuman shoes. (The Daily What)
Viral Video: If the title “Pole Dancing for Jesus” didn’t get you to click this video, we don’t know what will. Can pole fitness really mix with religion? (Wonkette)