This week in flying like they used to, alternate universes, flags, the Laotian new year and more[ Wed Apr 5 2017 12:06 PM ]
The Daily Word in Rubik's Cubes, Rockets and the Plague
The state's first ever skijoring competition began yesterday. It's a sport that combines downhill skiing, horseback riding and water skiing, apparently. Scratch your head all you like, the world still won't make any sense.
David Bowie's music sales made up 25% of this week's Top 40, with 241,000 albums and 167,000 singles sold. Still waiting on the numbers from the platform shoes and glitter markets.
Argentina's complicated economic problems (like the bizarre coin shortage related to black market bus fares) has made it the the perfect spot for bitcoin to strut its stuff.
A lunatic with a 3D printer has created a functioning 22x22 Rubik's cube. If solved, it will open a doorway to Hell (I assume).
Two Santa Fe dogs were treated for the plague. City officials remind citizens to keep pets away from dead animals. Don't worry. The dogs are ok.
SpaceX will be attempting to launch and land a rocket today. Watch the live feed at 11:42am, or check in later to see how it fared.
A 32-acre fake town, complete with graffitied street signs, traffic lights and storefronts has been built near the University of Michigan to test self-driving cars.
A report concludes that negligence was to blame for the shipping of live anthrax from an Army biodefense lab to spots all over the country and abroad. Cough. This does not help my hypochondria.
A city official in Cranston, RI talked a man into disguising himself as a woman to improve a photo op.
New Mexico company develops a sweet-ass hoverboard. For a mere $19,900, you can make me one happy writer.
The Daily Word in bae of pigs, Sumo wrestlers, a family road trip and the Emmys
Prime Minister David Cameron allegedly porked a dead pig.
Are we there yet? Family takes six-month road trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia.
Missed the Emmys last night? We've got you covered with the 15 best moments of the 2015 Emmys.
100 years ago, Stonehenge was bought at an auction for a really good price.
This ten-year-old stand-up comedian is funnier than you'll ever be.
Senior year: 86-year-old woman has been going to college for 36 years.
Sumo wrestlers involved in crying baby contest. It's as weird as you think.
Energetic Argentine anthology believes revenge is a dish best served on fire
The Malvinas Strike Back
The Daily Word in Lindsey Graham, methadone at MDC, The Farm, and the unicorn's lair
The Metropolitan Detention Center is planning to end their methadone treatment program.
The higher admission fees for the Rio Grande Zoo take effect on Sunday.
Comprehensive coverage of the Chinese "aircraft carrier style" meme.
The Chinese government finally got the owner of a house in the middle of the road to move out so they could demolish it.
A utility pole materialized in the middle of a road in Quebec.
"When I Say Jesus, You Say Die," Foggy Mountain Blasphemy" and other bargain bin record finds.
So you want to grow a mustache.
Why was Christian Slater's vote rejected in Florida?
Learn about Argentina's infamous "Death Flights" during the 1970's and 80's.
Stephen Gaskin's commune The Farm is still around.
The Farm founder Stephen Gaskin's wife, Ina May Gaskin, wrote the book on American midwifery.
The North Koreans have discovered the remains of a unicorn and it's lair.
Today is World AIDS Day.
Girls dressed as modern conveniences.
Lindsey Graham reminds us that the Guantanamo prisoners don't want to steal our cars.
There is a vampire in Zarozje,
On this day in 1986 the beautiful Musee d'Orsay opened in Paris.
The Daily Word 10.27.10: Grave-digging bears, doomed vertebrates, Albuquerque explodes, all cops quit
Sandia Labs is testing explosives today; expect black smoke and loud booms any minute now.
Mora County sheriff’s deputy found passed out in his patrol car.
In other law enforcement news, every cop in town quits after gunmen shower a Mexican police headquarters with bullets.
Democrats are actually outspending Replicans this time around.
You cannot cook Jamie Oliver's “30-Minute Meals” in 30 minutes.
Rand Paul supporter dudes beat up a MoveOn volunteer lady.
One-fifth of vertebrates may be doomed.
Arctic bears are eating corpses from Russian graveyards .
The world’s first organic milk rap.
Vaya con Dios, former Argentine president Kirchner.
Have Fork, Will Travel
Chewing the Fat
The secrets of Argentine-style wood grilling and a recipe for chimichurri
I've always enjoyed casual conversation and rarely been averse to chewing on a nice hunk of fat. But the expression "chew the fat" never resonated with me—until some mochileros showed me the phrase's literal meaning.