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Monthly Archive for November, 2010
Just a few weeks ago, California Academy of Sciences shark attack expert John McCosker was talking to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Peter Fimrite about ferocious sea predators. Q: Why are great whites so misunderstood? Do you think they will ever be loved and valued as much as, say, the sea otter? A: White sharks are [...] [Read More]
Boise is a city that knows something about sheltering goats. Bill Buckner, whose family was shamefully hassled by Red Sox fans for years after his 1986 World Series error, retired there, about as far from Boston and major-league baseball as he could get. Now the Idaho city has its own Rocky Mountain goat — kicker [...] [Read More]
I’m happy to report the world just got a little more terrifying. Researchers at Virginia Tech recently discovered how the arboreal snakes of Asia to glide through the air from one tree to another, appearing to fly. I, on the other hand, recently discovered there are flying snakes. It happened about 15 minutes ago, when [...] [Read More]
Americans don’t vote at the level of Europeans. Maybe it’s the advertising. Consider this get-out-the-vote commercial from the Socialist party in Spain’s Catalan region, picked up by collegehumor.com. It shows a woman getting all hot and bothered about next Sunday’s elections for parliament, complete with a climactic call to “Vota!” Maybe the fact that European [...] [Read More]
After a fail like that, I’d probably lose my cool too. Anchors on a WGN morning show in Chicago flipped out after missing an anticipated bridge implosion, which they had been watching via a camera feed for minutes. The Huffington Post reports that as soon as the show cut the bridge feed to go to [...] [Read More]