Tuesday, September 04, 2012

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Terrible Traffic Tuesday Edition)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Armstrong? No, but that didn't prevent NBC from announcing the passing of Neil Young, not Neil Armstrong. Hear more about this story, plus Obama's reelection troubles, and Hillary Clinton's absence from the DNC, courtesy of those wacky wonks at Pajamas Media.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

With a few months left in yet another Year of the Apocalypse, consider the prospects of an electricity-free refrigerator, and no, we don't mean one that uses kerosene. (Gizmodo.com)

Speaking of alternative power, as one who read issues of Popular Science as a boy, and of innovations for the future that would never see the light of day, here's one that might in spite of itself. (PopSci.com)

In another case of getting off the ground, an eighth-grader from Walton, New Hampshire, took his own science project to new heights, and he's got the video to prove it. (WMUR-TV)

From new heights, we go to new lows, as a couple from Plymouth, Devon, in the UK, discover a well underneath their house dating to the late Middle Ages, something the seller neglected to mention when they bought the house -- twenty-five years ago. (London Telegraph)

Finally, with state and county fair season underway, be sure when you're in Iowa to try their double bacon fried corn dogs. (Makes your arteries harder just thinking about it. Yum!) (Des Moines Register)

And that's all the news that fits. As (what's left of) the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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