This week's Marine Life Series is up. It's about oyster drill snails.
R.I.P. Art Buchwald. Watch the video at that link.
You go to this site, type in your information and get a free DVD of “An Inconvenient Truth”.
Morford: Candles Make You Kill Yourself.
Meet the king of hypermiles. I tried out some of his tricks in the prius yesterday and they really work. I drafted a tractor trailer all the way up I95 and watched the mileage average go steadily up and up. Of course, many of these might fly in Wisconsin, but here in Little Rhody they are bound to get you cut off, shot at or worse. I did use his "no braking" philosophy in my old van once, out of necessity. One of my brake pads came off and I managed to drive the 50 miles from Providence to southern RI without using them. Timing lights so they were always on green when I went through, coasting through turns and pulling off the last mile in neutral and making a brakeless stop into my mechanic's driveway all to avoid scoring the rotors without having to call triple A. But unlike this guy, I wouldn't want to drive that way every day. Still, him getting 180 mpg in a hybrid is pretty damn impressive.