Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mount Everest wears British cleats

- Why do Americans think that people with a British accent are intelligent? Once an American is abroad for a while, this attitude changes:
http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2011/06/accent-attitudes.html




- Tallest mountain versus the deepest ocean trench:
http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/infographic-tallest-mountain-to-deepest-ocean-trench-0249/




- Why do baseball managers wear uniforms? Coaches/managers do not wear uniforms in the other major sports.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1025725/index.htm




- Bletchley Park, one of the most important sites of World War II, and the birth-place of computer science:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20076578-52/at-bletchley-park-breaking-enigma-codes-and-winning-ww-ii/




- How most computer programmers get hired (myself included.)
http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-07-04/




- Joey Chestnut again dominated the Nathan's July 4th hotdog eating contest.  A story about competitive eating injuries:
http://www.slate.com/id/2169739/

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