Blog Profile / TYWKIWDBI

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Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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Venezuela reportedly near "total collapse"

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported in the Miami Herald:A recent International Monetary Fund report that Venezuela will reach a 720 percent inflation rate this year — the highest in the world — has drawn a lot of media attention, but what I heard from a senior IMF economist this week was even more dramatic.Robert K. Show More Summary

Why sugar is added to commercial salt

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Explained by a professor of food science:What really piqued my curiosity was the inclusion of “sugar”... Including only about four one-hundredths of a percent (i.e., 0.04%) of this additive protects or stabilizes the potassium iodide. Show More Summary

Some modern toilets are set at "comfort height"

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The Kohler company has a rather informative webpage entitled "How to shop for toilets." Among the features to be considered (size, shape, water usage, flush technology) when making a purchase is the height of the seat from the floor.Comfort...Show More Summary

The American Dental Association sent its members malware

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported by Krebs on Security:The problem first came to light in a post on the DSL Reports Security Forum. DSLR member “Mike” from Pittsburgh got curious about the integrity of a USB drive that the ADA mailed to members to share updated...Show More Summary

She was fired for saying the word "vagina" without previous approval

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Allison Wint, a substitute teacher at a middle school in Battle Creek, Mich., told the Detroit Free Press that she was hoping to provoke a thoughtful dialogue about historical interpretations of O’Keeffe’s work on Friday when she used...Show More Summary

Spanish accents

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Test your ability to distinguish Spanish accents by taking the test here (the image above is just a screencap). I was correct on 6 of the 26 examples (equivalent to random chance); my expat cousin in Barcelona hit 50%. Feel free to post your scores in the Comments.

How military "tanks" got their name

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The British developed the tank in response to the trench warfare of World War I. In 1914, a British army colonel named Ernest Swinton and William Hankey, secretary of the Committee for Imperial Defence, championed the idea of an armored...Show More Summary

Bison s/p lightning strike

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

While doing a survey of bison on the refuge in late July 2013, Wildlife Biologist Karen Viste-Sparkman noticed a bull standing by himself. On closer inspection, it was clear that he had been struck by lightning and burned over a large area of his body. Show More Summary

This fracking river is on fire

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. "Gas first started bubbling though the river shortly after the coal seam gas industry took off in the Chinchilla area. Since then the volume of gas bubbling through the river has massively increased and has spread along the river.You can see stakes in the river bank were the Queensland Government has marked each gas seep. Show More Summary

Donald and Melania Trump

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

One excerpt from an extended biography of a potential First Lady:Melania is as fastidious a wife as she is a mother, which Donald appreciates. Things come easy with her. “I work very hard from early in the morning till late in the evening,” Donald told Larry King in 2005. Show More Summary

This is not a long-legged fox

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

It's a "maned wolf." But it's not a wolf. It is the unique entity in the genus Chrysocyon. "There are no known extant or extinct species that come close" (because it's the only one that survived the mass extinctions of the Pleistocene). Explained at Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog For Your Boils.

NASA video of global carbon dioxide dynamics

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Via the Curiously Krulwich column at National Geographic, where the phenomenon is explained.

"Daddy, what's a 'global steel war'?"

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported in The Telegraph:China is on a collision course with the world’s leading powers over excess steel output after it refused to sign up to an emergency global plan to cut capacity and eliminate subsidies. The clash comes asShow More Summary

Pope Francis channels Pink Floyd

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Try listening to the first minute or two. I guarantee you'll be surprised.A tip of the blogging hat to Dan Schreiber and the other elves of NSTAAF for alerting me to the existence of this album, which I otherwise would never have known about.

285,000 businesses use this building as their address

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Also Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. An article at The Guardian explains how tax avoidance works:This squat, yellow brick office building just north of Wilmington’s rundown downtown is the registered address of more than 285,000 companies. Show More Summary

Today is Red Hat Society Day

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

If you are unfamiliar with the Red Hat Society, you can read aboutit at Wikipedia or at their website. The idea for the organization came from the second line of the poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph:When I am an old woman I shall wearShow More Summary

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This is why I didn't get any blogging done this is a multi-player game in which you are a vermiform creature. You control its non-stop motion with your mouse cursor, towards which it always moves (the head stays in the center of the field-of-view). Show More Summary

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