Monday, August 26, 2013

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Saint Zephyrinus Edition)

Ever wonder what it's like when the fog rolls in? Well, you haven't seen a rolling fog until you've seen it in Lark Harbour, Newfoundland. Get a look at this, along with exciting color commentary there, eh?

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

Science marches on, including at the behest of those who obviously did not learn anything from watching the movie Jurassic Park. (BBC)

Meanwhile, in a case of less-weird science, confirmed or otherwise lazy bachelors, as well as the savvy traveler, all have cause to rejoice, at one less thing to wash quite as often. (The Daily Beast)

In more scientific news, one man calls upon mathematicians of the nation to unite, for they have nothing to lose but their security clearance. Or something. (Slate)

On a lighter note, if you ever wanted to feel like walking on air, or aren't too afraid of heights to try it, here's a flight you won't want to miss -- if you can afford it. (

Closer to the ground, voters in the northeast corner of Colorado are voting to secede from the Centennial State. What will they call the Fifty-First State? Notice from the illustration how it tucks very neatly under the western extension of Nebraska. Maybe they can call it ... Colobraska! (Washington Times)

Finally, and speaking of living dangerously, ever wonder why everyone else on the road is such a lousy driver? Probably the same reason you are. Actually, there's ten reasons. The last one might surprise you. (The Guardian)

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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