Tuesday, April 11, 2006

- Expiration dates for common house-hold items, foods and beauty products. If this list is accurate, then according to my approximations, I have endangered myself 58 times in the past two years:
http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/print/0,22304,676079,00.html

- The Top 87 bad predictions about the future. My favorite quote is from Charles H. Duell, in
1899, "Everything that can be invented, has been invented." Mr. Edison should have smacked this guy up-side his head.
http://www.2spare.com/item_50221.aspx

- If you put the 20 tallest skyscrapers in the world, all in the same city, what would the skyline look like? Well, here is what it would look like. Note: the scale of some of these buildings is clearly incorrect. For example, the Empire State Building definitely is not the tallest building in the world, but it looks slightly taller than the other buildings in this picture:
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/wtb1.jpg

- You have until 2029 to finish that book you are reading, or finally watch those shows you Tivo'ed the other night. There is a 1 in 6250 chance a giant asteroid will smack into the earth in 2029:
http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20060316230330846

- We are one step closer to creating an actual Steve Austin and Jamie Summers. Scientists have given a man robotic arms, which he can control with his mind. They have also given a blind woman the gift of limited sight:
http://rdu.news14.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=82612

Steve Austin

- When you ask for a carbonated beverage, do you say "soda", "pop", "coke", or something else entirely? I have always asked for a soda or pop, but my parents only use the word pop. The following map shows how people from different regions of the U.S. have a different way of referring to a carbonated beverage:
http://www.popvssoda.com/images/smalldrawn.gif

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