Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Norwegian Earns Internet Stardom and an N.F.L. Tryout to Boot

A tribe that lives in the trees

Spider That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys Discovered

Spider That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys Discovered  A spider that builds elaborate, fake spiders and hangs them in its web has been discovered in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Originally posted on Person of the Year:
Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama,…

Mount Everest, in 3.8 billion pixels

Jawdropping panoramic image of Mount Everest in super-high resolution

MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review How President Obama’s campaign used big data to rally individual voters, Part 3

Man tries to avoid excess baggage fee by wearing 70 clothing items

Man tries to avoid excess baggage fee by wearing 70 clothing items Flying can be costly if the passenger has too much extra baggage. A Chinese man travelling to Africa tried to escape… Continue reading

Elephants Saved By Siberian Vodka

Elephants Saved By Siberian Vodka Two circus elephants were being transported across Siberia when their trailer caught fire on the road. The elephants escaped unharmed, but were then exposed to temperatures of minus… Continue reading

Inouye and JFK, the first of ten presidents he served with.

Dan Inouye, Medal of Honor winner, elected 50 years ago last month to the senate alongside McGovern, Ted Kennedy, Bayh, Gaylord Nelson. Native son of Hawaii passed away today.

Yo: In Russia, Two Dots Can Mean a Lot

Yo: In Russia, Two Dots Can Mean a Lot  When is an “e” actually a “yo”? In Russia, some suspect CIA plot to destroy the alphabet. (For the record, CIA denies!)