Albino Monday: A white turbot (it’s a type of flatfish) that lives in a London aquarium.
Here’s a good overview of a study determining what anyone with a brain already knows. There is not only no such thing as the “liberal media”, the mainstream press is actually horribly biased towards the right.
"One day, I'm gonna die. That's all there is to it. Hey, it's too bad, but I've got to make room. I'm using a lot of oxygen and such—I think it's good use of oxygen myself, but of course, I'm a little prejudiced on the matter." --James Randi
Now we’re cookin’: Mexican shrimp burgers. These were really good on the grill, but I recommend mixing the recipe with half a pound of ground beef or turkey before making the patties. Also, at least double the amount of fresh cilantro he recipe calls for.
How Harold Camping marketed the Rapture. Like everything else Religious/Fox News related, this type of grifting can only happen when there are plenty of gullible people who want so badly to believe the fantasy. The rapturites may be amusing to make fun of, but the reality is that this episode shows the depressingly simplistic, medieval and superstitious mindset still so prevalent among humans, despite it being 2011. Thank the FSM there seems to be a slowly growing number of people like this guy around.
Meet the ten most congested cities in America. I’m not being a DFH here, but I can’t imagine why anyone who deals with this regularly doesn’t own a hybrid. According to this study (pdf), 3.9 billion gallons of fuel a year is wasted in traffic. A hybrid’s engine turns off when you come to a stop, or even if you’re just creeping along.
Go For Launch! is a space shuttle time lapse movie that lasts a little under four minutes, but covers six weeks of launch preparation.
As a small business owner, I know how hard it is coming up with additional revenue streams in order to pay the bills. So I’m always fascinated by how specific niche businesses manage it. There are shops on pricey Thames Street in Newport that sell only fossils, or ceramic vases by a single artist. Then there are the restaurants that offer varieties of only one type of entree, like meatballs or mac ‘n cheese. Then there’s the bookstore that sells only one title.
Mathamatically, the chances that the air in your lungs right now shares at least one molecule of the air that was in Julius Ceasar’s last breath is 98.2 %. Here’s the proof.
If you're really into birds, especially domesticated ones, today's niche blog, called That Bird Blog, will be of interest. This one is a type of Asian wood duck called a mandarin.
Everything you need to know about fast food, in an infographic. That sixty percent of all sales are via the drive through shouldn’t have been surprising, but it was to me. And McDonald’s is the largest offender of hand-washing violations.