(and then have some pie) If you’re skinny at age 40, you’re statistically likely to live 5 years less than your slightly chubby counterparts I would guess this is because as you age, your muscles and bones maintain themselves better… Read moreThings that make me go “BAHAHAHAHA!”
In 1927, for example, President Calvin Coolidge’s sixteen-year old son Calvin Jr. developed a blister playing tennis without socks. It became infected. Five days later, he died. Before the advent of antibiotics, tragedies like this were routine. 1927???? Holy cow.
A textbook example of graceful rejection.
*Update* – they changed the article and removed all of these numbers, and added an amusing mistake: 1.5F (-17C) – heh. hmmm If today’s generation acts on climate change, the average US temperature will rise 0.4C-1.83C (4-6.5F) by the end… Read moreMath check
A little over a year ago, I had an idea for a YA novel that would use an infant dragon as the protagonist. It turns out that someone’s already written that, so I can just enjoy their hard work instead!
Gunboat Diplomat? Attitude Adjuster? I know those names!
Pain as a moral good
It’s only a rumor, but I’ll go ‘Woo hoo!’ anyways.
Coyote sez: “Archives: You gotta go see the big documents. The Bill of Rights, a copy of Magna Carta, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence are all there (though the Declaration has really faded).” Ha! (My emphasis)
May of 2009 – Global temperatures are now just 0.04 degrees above the 20th century average. Compare and contrast with the 0.75 degrees above average we saw in 1998. hat tip: Watts Up With That? *update* – fixed a wayward… Read moreMore good news
This is neat This too
Robert Reich makes some ridiculous claims: We manufacture more now with fewer people Robots are taking over most of our manufacturing Making things is no longer as important as designing things Boy, if this were true, it would imply that… Read moreI link to crazy again