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Southwest Crash Landing

I like Southwest - a lot, actually. They are friendly, funny, and don't charge for baggage. I don't like the way they board planes, but it has its advantages, too. This, however, is a sad tale: a Southwest plane crash landed, and then things were stolen from the passenger luggage before being returned. Shame on […]

This article on Kait Weston parlaying her YouTube success into a career reminds me of what my friend Dave always says about American Idol: it's genius, because the buying public is literally voting on what they'll buy. It's irrelevant what the judges think - they're for show - the voting public is constantly refining their […]

Rewilding is a conservation theory which explores the idea that some important introduced species could be used to replace our missing or extinct native animals. As an example, proponents of rewilding argue that Komodo dragons may fill the gap in Australia’s ecosystem left by Megalania, a giant goanna-like species that disappeared thousands of years ago. […]

That's funny. It's too bad soccer has a diving/sissy problem.

Ultimate Game of HORSE

Some of these shots might quite literally take me weeks to make. Wow.

So says the Fielding Bible backed by four statistical studies. Things like this are interesting. Advanced statistics are just now coming to hockey too, and they're equally interesting there.

I love sites like this. I have to get off that site now or I might waste half a day on it.

Good Salmon Recipe

I think I'll try this one. It looks great.

I love videos like these:

Vonnegut lists the three types of specialist necessary for a revolution: The rarest of these specialists, he says, is an authentic genius -- a person capable of having seemingly good ideas not in general circulation. "A genius working alone," he says, "is invariably ignored as a lunatic." The second sort of specialist is a lot […]

Wine tasting is bullshit. Here's why. This one's one of my favorites. In 2001, researcher Frédéric Brochet invited 54 wine experts to give their opinions on what were ostensibly two glasses of different wine: one red, and one white. In actuality, the two wines were identical, with one exception: the "red" wine had been dyed […]

The New $100 Bill

Meet the new $100 bill, the world's most popular bank note Money keeps getting uglier, doesn't it? I like Canada's money. Maybe I'll move there.

The Paris Time Capsule Apartment | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades […]

Does 'Sarah Hanson' exist? The story of this 19-year-old entrepreneur may be a hoax. MAY BE a hoax? Regardless, the idea is somewhat brilliant. Too bad it's soiled now. I think it would have been a great way for someone to get a jump start on life.

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