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: All Clickbait Edition
It's Wednesday, July 16, and all you people want is clickbait? I'll give you some damned clickbait. Clickbait that will SHOCK YOU.
This woman ran from State Police, and you'll never guess what happened next! They shot her. I bet you could have guessed that, actually.
Another woman left her dog in a hot car in T or C, and what this police officer did may give you decidedly mixed feelings.
Activists in Santa Fe are pushing for a new law that will change marijuana possession FOREVER.
Here's the NUMBER ONE reason the CDC is going to try and not contaminate its samples with anthrax anymore.
The Ku Klux Klan has been giving away candy to neighborhood kids, and their parents are upset about it. You'll never guess why!
660 pedophiles got arrested in Britain with this one weird law enforcement trick.
There. Now make with the clicky-click. CLICK IT. JUST CLICK IT.
The Daily Word in Joe Arpaio, Chris Stevens, Susanna Martinez, Paul Watson, and Lynette
Rio Arriba County residents comment on Sheriff's department's shorter business hours.
Games, food and safety.
A Valencia County man is mad at Governor Martinez and some cows.
In Denmark, public transportation is completely awesome.
Eco-fugitive Paul Watson is hiding out somewhere at sea.
Collection of the "Rahm Emanuel likes Nickelback" dude's protest signs.
Latest on the "Innocence of Muslims" video, backlash, and weirdness.
How the restricting of the "Innocence of Muslims" video in some countries demonstrates web-firms' role in free speech and censorship.
Anyone can make a "reply-all" goof.
Someone stole the strategic maple syrup reserve!
"This Man Beats Women" advisory on Chris Brown CDs.
Record-setting tightrope-walkers did it without a net.
Anthrax-tainted heroin in the U.K.
Gallery of "On The Road" book covers.
Lynette from "Shit 'Burquenos Say" is now working for UNM.
On this day in 1965, Lost in Space premiered.
The Daily Word 6.27.11: Las Conchas Fire, Missing Moon Dust, Bigfoot, Anthrax Poo, Creepy Dolls
Los Alamos and White Rock residents under voluntary evacuation due to Las Conchas fire.
An albuquerque family gets robbed while taking dying Dad to the hospital. Talk about kicking 'em while they're down ...
Missing Apollo 11 moon dust is recovered.
Sad but fascinating: What children's skulls look like when they are about to lose their baby teeth.
California criminal claims to have anthrax in his backpack. Further investigation reveals that it was merely his own poo.
Grab the tissue box: Naki'o the Red Heeler pup can run and play again with four new bionic legs.
Check out these cool body tricks.
What's creepier than a decaying doll? 50,000 decaying dolls.
Apparently fire is WAY cooler in space.
Left-handedness may actually be a form of cognitive impairment. Sorry guys.
The Daily Word 3.26.11: No confidence vote for Stephen Harper; marionettes; The Beardpick Challenge; TMZ style Gandhi revelation
Geraldine Ferraro is dead.
Elizabeth Taylor lives on in pictures.
Bill Maher has found the perfect anti-Obama GOP presidential candidate and his name is Karab Amabo.
The FBI still doesn't know who was behind the anthrax-letters in 2001.
Police in Texas took a woman into custody for driving without a license. The cops left her two year old kid behind in the car.
Brett Michaels claims his stroke was caused by a Spinal Tap styled stage mishap. AND he's suing over it. W/ video!
"Where there's smoke, there's fried chicken." Latest Rio Grande Sun Police Blotter.
Get a %25 discount at a Santa Fe smoke shop if your pic... uh, mugshot, appears in the "Jailbyrd" free newspaper.
On this day in 1885, the Second Louis Riel Rebellion began at Duck Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada.