Another Gas Website

This one includes nifty extras such as price trending charts, price map (broken down by county), etc.

See also, this previous post.

Some Handy Web Resources

  • A bandwidth performance tester. (If you don't know what that means, you don't need it ;-))
  • Ever wonder where those "stock" photos of people, places, and things that you see all over come from? of course!
  • This Lightweight Visual Thesaurus is pretty cool. Try it out (because it will take a lot less time and be much more effective than me trying to explain in words how it works). N.B. - I know of a couple of tools like this that are available on the web, but this is the only free one of which I am aware. Also note that you can drag and drop the anchors of the visual as you see fit (which is handy since the system does not always present it in the most user friendly fashion.

Interesting Facts

  • 10% of every human ever born are alive right now.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321


There are 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire strung across the Unites States.

Blue Lobsters

Apparently, 1 in 5000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

English Trivia

'Underground' is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."

"The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

Interesting way to nurse one's young

"An amphibious wormlike creature has been found in Kenya whose young feed on their mother's skin. . . Nursing mothers of Boulengerula taitanus,– part of a group of tropical, legless terrestrial amphibians called the caecilians,– transform the top layer of their skin from its usual flat, dead cells to a thicker layer of large cells rich in protein and fats in order to nurture their young. The nutrient content of this skin layer is similar to that of milk. . . The infants . . . are born with modified teeth that allow them to scrape off the top layer of their mother'’s skin."

Click here to read the full story. The really interested among you may want to watch the video :-)

Undersea Volcano

Just thought this was a cool story that you all may enjoy.

Call Centers

"What are we going to do tonight, Brain?"
"What we do every night, Pinky . . . . . . . try to create a Call Center for every business model known to man!"

eBay "Item"

I love the fact that the woman in question agreed to be interviewed in regard to this matter.

Monster Rabbit

It's been a while since I last come across an interesting animal picture. This one also comes with a story :-)

Gotta love the simple solutions

KittenAuth - the next generation weapon in the good vs. evil internet war. Heehee.

(This post is via Alex)

Holding One's Breath

The Crucian Carp, a fish closely related to the goldfish, can hold its breath for months, apparently.

April Fool's PSAs

I got these via Mike. I don't know what the show is about, but they're still funny in their own right. The top link is to the index and those following are to my favorites (in no particular order). By the way, some of the clips are preceded by a short ad.

NBC's "The Office" April Fool's Day Public Service Announcements

Wedding Invitations
Wedding Cake
Expensive Beer
Office Relationships

Google Romance

This is hilarious! Definitely take the tour - you'll enjoy it :-)

April Fool's Day

Top 100 April Fool's Hoaxes of all time.

Starting at #1

Starting at #100


So, let me get this straight, you are more willing to do potentially dangerous things because, if you get hurt, the government will pay to have you hospitalized, rehabilitated, and returned to the work force? Gee, that's a great way to show concern for the common good of your country - do stupid things because literally everyone else in the country will pay the penalty for it so you don't have to. It sounds like something a 5 year old would come up with.

Oh yeah, the whole Zorbing thing makes this article worth reading also ;-)

History of April Fool's Day

The article isn't that long. I particularly like the list of well known hoaxes towards the end.

Gotta Love Apple

Top Ten Apple Tergiversations