Tuesday, June 27, 2006

True Colors, Fish Story, -and- Tall Tales

True Colors - hue-changing snake discovered in Borneo
Fish Story - piranha caught in North Dakota reservoir
Tall Tales - 10 financial urban legends

On this day in history: June 27, 2001

Police arrest comedienne Paula Poundstone in Malibu, California on charges of lewd conduct with a minor. Poundstone's pending criminal trial remains front page news for the next three months, until it is overshadowed by the World Trade Center attacks in September. Soon thereafter, she pleads guilty to a lesser charge, and the details of her indictment are never disclosed to the public.

It was a mere 102 degrees here yesterday--down from 117 degrees on Sunday--but the humidity was over 30 percent, making yesterday seem considerably hotter. Today is forecast to be 94 degrees with low humidity. We shall see. It was 82 degrees when I arrived at my office at 8:30 AM this morning!

A friend's dog had puppies recently. What happened? Click to enlarge.