Archive for March, 2010

The public has spoken

A £9 take on opening day? That’s enough to make a star want to find someone named Bill to kill.

(via Instapundit)

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Only, please, I beg you, tell me he didn’t give it mouth-to-mouth:

Police report attempt to revive flattened opossum

A Pennsylvania man attempted to resuscitate “a road-killed opossum,” state police say.

But this was one possum who wasn’t playing possum — the ugly creature remained dead.

Troopers responding to the scene in Oliver Township on Thursday determined that Donald J. Wolfe, 55, of Brookville, was drunk, according to the police report.

Several witnesses observed Wolfe’s failed resurrection of the flattened marsupial, police said. It was not immediately clear how he endeavored to restore the possum’s life.

At least he did his part for inter-species relations.

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Not the country, though I’m sure it’s a fine place to visit, but the peppers so beloved in many cuisines around the world…

…and in my own kitchen. Sometimes, though, that pretty pepper you picked up at the local farmer’s market might be a bit hotter than you expected:

So here’s a handy-dandy listing chiles from the utterly wimpy to those that qualify as WMDs:

Let’s place safe in the kitchen, okay?

(source: About.com.)

LINKS: About the Scoville scale. How to cool the burn.)

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Because I had the misfortune of dealing with a company that shipped the items I bought promptly via a carrier that delivered them precisely on schedule to my place of business, I won’t be able to get them until Monday. Curse them!

I mean, it’s not my fault that I forgot today is a state holiday, we’d be closed, and Fedex would be forced to reschedule… 😦

All whining and kidding aside, I do recommend Foster & Smith Aquatics and FedEx Ground highly. I’ve never received less than great service from either.

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You’ve no doubt heard of the massive earthquake in Chile this last weekend – a tremendous 8.8 on the Richter scale. Just how powerful is that? This powerful:

The earthquake—which so far has resulted in more than 700 dead people— was the equivalent of the explosion of 15.8 gigatons of TNT. That’s 316 Soviet Tsar nuclear bombs—at 50 megatons, the most powerful ever created—dropping at the same time in the same place.

Visit Gizmodo to see an amazing illustration of this.

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