Friday, November 05, 2010

Don't Try this at Home, Surf's Down, -and- Watch Your Step!

Don't Try this at Home - boy swallows scissors, suffers only minor cuts
Surf's Down - aircraft bomb finds may spell end for in-flight Wi-Fi
Watch Your Step! - rogue Metro escalators send riders flying

On this day in history: November 5, 1975 - Logger Travis Walton is abducted by aliens near Snowflake, Arizona and is missing for five days. Aliens performed "various experiments" on the abductee. Walton finds the experience immensely lucrative, as his experiences are chronicled in the mediocre book Fire in the Sky and a very bad film by Paramount.

Born on this day in history: November 5, 1913 - Vivien Leigh (1913 - 1967) Born in Darjeeling, India, British actress Vivien Leigh achieved motion picture immortality by playing two of American literature's most celebrated Southern belles: Scarlett O'Hara and Blanche DuBois. Her leading lady performances led to two Academy Awards and a lengthy career as a dramatic performer.

Scripture of the Day: This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. — Romans 13:6

Video of the Day: Hemi Challenger vs. Lamborghini - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Cash-Strapped Clearwire slashes staff, halts roll-outs
Mozilla launches Firefox 4 Beta 2 for Android
USB malware attacks on the rise

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