Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category
With regular gas in New York City at a near-record $4.40 a gallon, station managers are rummaging through their storage closets in search of extra 4s to display on their pumps. Many are coming up short.
Interestingly, the size and appearance of the digits used to display the price of gasoline in NYC is regulated by law.
Indispensable reference material to use while watching US procedural TV shows, courtesy of—what else—Wikipedia.
This weekend word emerged of a new fad on college campuses, as students, both male and female, adopt Obama’s middle name of Hussein—the target for much xenophobic whispering—as their own. Think “I am Spartacus”.
From Jonathan Freedland’s Guardian article on Barack Obama’s political realignment since securing the Democratic nomination.
While looking for travel insurance I came across a company whose policy and legal information booklet states that, if golf cover is included, they will pay a benefit of £100 if you score a hole in one. Seriously! Is this a standard thing?
JK Rowling gave the 2008 Commencement Address to Harvard graduands and spoke eloquently on the themes of failure, imagination and torture:
Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticised only by fools.