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Pittsburgh, PA

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life I'm sure you could concoct similar lists for just about anywhere (though one for Erie, PA would not be anywhere near as long or contain such good items), but Pittsburgh is a fairly special place. It's too bad we/they have such crappy winters sometime. But then again, I […]

Pepsi still sucks though. Haven't had one in well over a decade now…


I was tempted to build my own omelette with Grilled diced ham, smoked bacon, and American cheese. $8.79 right? Or I could just order the Smoked Bacon & Ham Omelette for $0.50 more… 😛

No Its Becky

Sometimes, you like weird stuff.

Widespread suffocation from an exploding lake. Who knew?

Merry Christmas 2014!

Our gift wrapping took exactly 11 minutes today, and that was with everyone going one at a time. Yay!

It's time for the US to use the metric system


The truth about sharks: Far from being 'killing machines', they have personalities, best friends and an exceptional capacity for learning - Nature - Environment - The Independent Turn off the spine-tingling music and forget everything you thought you knew about this solitary, "mindless killing machine". Sharks have individual personalities. They socialise, choose best friends and […]

I knew how aperture worked (pinhole cameras), but I didn't think to make my own eyesight better by looking through a hole formed by my fingers!

Daylight Saving

Me, previously on this topic.

52 Of The World's Most Widespread Myths And Misconceptions, Debunked The image file is here: vv3xq6cm46gejh9hxnug.png 1,276×2,792 pixels (for now, anyway). And from, 78 Cocktails Every Bar Person Should Know.

Monty the Penguin

I like this commercial a lot. I'm such a sap.

What I don't understand is why the scientists are so amazed.

Travel Tips

35 Things That Make Travel Suck Less I resisted these for years, a) because they're expensive and b) because the recommended models tended to be bulky over-the-ear types (e.g. Bose QC-15s) which can get hot and suck if you wear a hat. This was dumb. If you travel a lot, I recommend you go out […]

What Coke Contains

What Coke Contains - fascinating stuff. A much smaller proportion of the syrup is flavors. These include vanilla, which is the fruit of a Mexican orchid that has been dried and cured for around three months; cinnamon, the inner bark of a Sri Lankan tree; coca-leaf which comes from South America and is processed in […]

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