‘Galactic Tick Day’ Celebrates Sun’s Trip Around the Galaxy

My Comments: Every now and then something surfaces that has nothing to do with finance, but is both interesting and useless. This is one of those things. By Calla Cofield, Space.com Staff Writer | September 6, 2016 Every time the Earth makes one complete loop around the sun, humans celebrate the journey with some kind …

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Do You Have Crows in Your Neighborhood?

We do in ours, and they can be noisy from time to time. Here's a crow story you might enjoy. About 200 dead crows were found near Topeka, KS. and there was concern that the crows may have died from Avian Flu. A bird pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and he confirmed …

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Farnarkeling

Farnarkeling is a sport which began in Mesopotamia, which literally means ‘between the rivers’. This would put it somewhere in Victoria or New South Wales between the Murray and the Darling. The word Farnarkeling is Icelandic in structure, Urdu in metre and Celtic in the intimacy of its relationship between meaning and tone. Farnarkeling is …

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2012 Bulwer-Lytton Contest Winners!

Several years ago a college friend who lives in New Jersey but whom I have not seen in 50 years introduced me to Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. Most of us are familiar with the the phrase “It was a dark and stormy night...”. What we aren’t familiar with is the rest of the sentence penned by …

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Dr. Barbour Will See You Now

Take Back America!

Perhaps this is what the Tea Party has in mind when they argue that we should take back America.

About Thomas Edison

You've seen them -- the stories on the Internet purporting to explain some everyday term or aphorism in some weird way, totally off the wall. Well, we'll begin with one... In his laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ, back in the 1870s, Thomas A. Edison was hard at work developing an efficient artificial source of light. …

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Summer Job

Thought you might like this message. Tuesday is when I focus on college students and how to pay for college.

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2011 Results

The most recent annual results from the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. The contest challenges entrants to compose bad opening sentences to imaginary novels and takes its name from the Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who began his “Paul Clifford” with “It was a dark and stormy night.” My favorite this year is the following, which received …

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Famous Quotes as We Approach the End of 2011

“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances." -- Dr. Lee DeForest, Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television. "The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives." - - Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project "There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power …

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