Go to the Source

Have you ever had anybody tell you “when all else fails, go to the source”?  In this case, we’re talking about the “source of information”. Many people like the Internet because it provides the ability to search and locate many

Unusual Inventors

From Neatorama, some interesting inventions from unusual people: Henry David Thoreau invented raisin bread Marlon Brando invented a device that helps musicians tune drums Roald Dahl invented a brain shunt Margaret Thatcher helped invent soft serve ice cream Mark Twain

Dayton Museum of Discovery

Len and I hadn’t visited the Dayton Natural History Museum in many years so we thought we’d give it a try…  It wasn’t quite what I remember from my youthful days.   It’s become much more of a “children’s playground” than

Fighter Pilot Test

The objective is to move the red block around with your mouse without getting hit by the blue blocks (which are other airplanes or missiles) or without touching the black walls.  Click on the snapshot below to pop a window

Modern Military Aircraft

This is a photo of the Global Hawk UAV that returned from the war zone recently under its own power from Iraq to California. Notice the mission paintings on the fuselage… It’s actually over 250 missions (And I would suppose

Tenure can be Deadly

Who knew that not receiving the coveted “tenure” at a university could lead to a shooting rampage?  Evidently, Amy Bishop,  a professor of Biology, shot three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (sounds like she didn’t like the