Sunday, January 23, 2011

How I met Harry Houdini in a gully

- What's the difference between storage and stowage?
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/storage+or+stowage




- Why left turns should be illegal:
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/14/should-left-turns-be-illegal/




- Unsung actors who passed away in 2010. Of this list, Harold Gould and Steven Landesburg jump out at me.  Gould was the constant professional and Landesburg always had a subtle layer of silliness behind everything he said:
http://rightwingnews.com/2011/01/some-of-the-unsung-working-actors-that-died-in-2010%E2%80%A6/




- Best time to buy certain things in 2011:
http://lifehacker.com/5736625/the-best-times-to-buy-anything-in-2011




- Want to be a super-hero?  Harry Houdini came about as close as anyone.  Emulate him:
http://artofmanliness.com/2010/12/20/lessons-in-manliness-from-harry-houdini/




- People with names at the end of the alphabet are more likely to be impulsive buyers than those at the front.  Makes perfect sense if you think about it:
http://io9.com/5737510/people-at-the-end-of-the-alphabet-are-more-impulsive-buyers-than-those-at-the-front




- Want to see a second sun in the sky?  The star Betelguese will soon (astronomically speaking) go super-nova, causing a massive burst of starlight which will last for several weeks.  Should be completely harmless to us:
http://io9.com/5738542/earth-may-soon-have-a-second-sun




- Which sports are most popular in the U.S?  I should carry this list in my wallet.  Incredibly useful list when debating with someone at a sports bar:
http://www.marketingcharts.com/direct/football-remains-1-us-sport-15798/harris-favorite-sport-jan-2011jpg/




- What do the numbers on your credit card really mean?  The numbers are not random:
http://www.mint.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/CrackingCreditCode11.jpg




- What is a gully?  I was exploring Welchman's gully last week:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gully
http://www.welchmanhallgullybarbados.com/

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