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April 04, 2014

"U.S. States Most And Least Likely To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse"

North Carolina is underestimated. My money is on the Marines at Camp Lejeune. 

April 03, 2014

"Top bridge player, 80, collapsed and died at card table after being dealt 'once-in-a-lifetime' winning hand"

Not to nitpick a sad but interesting story--but hey, that's part of the reason why I'm here--but the two references to a "29 point game" should be to a "29 point hand" and the statement near the middle of the piece that "The maximum points total for a bridge hand is 37" should be "The maximum points total for a bridge hand is 40".

UPDATE: as the commentors correctly point out, the maximum points in a hand is, in fact, 37. I thank the commentors and apologize for my mistake.

April 01, 2014

"What to do when you win the lottery"

Not that it's likely you'll need them, but if you, these are excellent suggestions (and consistent with what I've read elsewhere). 

March 31, 2014

"5 Mistakes Every Dog Owner Makes (An Insider's Perspective)"

"My name is Mischa Oldman. I train dogs for a living, and you don't know as much about your best friend as you'd like to think . . ."

March 25, 2014

At last . . .

"Scientists Discovered What Makes Someone A Good Dancer".

March 21, 2014

Two on guns

"Top 10 handguns in the U.S."

"This handy database offers scarily-specific details about guns used in movies".

March 20, 2014

"What Is the Answer to Zeno’s Paradox?"

I'd give this to a bright middle-schooler or high-schooler interested in math

March 18, 2014

"How To Find Out If Your Doctor Is Trustworthy"

Potentially useful. (In the words of a great man, "Trust but verify.")

March 17, 2014

"19 Things America Does Better Than The Rest Of The World"

One would like a longer list, but these days, I'll take what I can get. 

March 12, 2014

"17 Times Winston Churchill Proved He’s The Prime Minister Of Burns"

Sir Winnie was simply unmatched

On Conservative politician and Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin: "He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried along as if nothing had happened."

On Prime Minister Clement Attlee: "A modest man, who has much to be modest about."

And 15 more winners.

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