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UFC Champ BJ Penn Jumps Out of Pool This is really impressive. (via Justin Blanton)
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Why pay millions of dollars to defense contractor... →
A Maryland-based IT firm that specializes in defense contracts was awarded the federal contract to build Recovery.gov, the government site meant to make stimulus spending transparent. The bill to taxpayers for this Web site will be $9.5 million in the next six months. $9.5 million for a website? They should have called me, I’d do it for half of that.
Spooked by those numbers back in 2007, when a trillion dollars still seemed like...– Mars Is Hard Sad :( (via kneath)
The Vocal Minority - Moon Landing Was a Hoax →
Articles like this just make me sad: Forty years after men first touched the lifeless dirt of the Moon — and they did. Really. Honest. — polling consistently suggests that some 6 percent of Americans believe the landings were faked and could not have happened. The series of landings, one of the greatest gambles of the human race, was an elaborate hoax developed to raise national pride, many...
Teen Girl Falls In Open Manhole While Texting →
An oblivious girl is texting and falls into an open sewer, filled with raw sewage. “It was just really gross and it was shocking and scary,” she said. “Because of their careless mistake I got hurt.” Yup, because it didn’t have anything to do with the fact that you weren’t paying attention to where you were going. The Longueira family wants more than get...
Alan Shepard's Article on Wikipedia →
Was looking at Alan Shepard’s article on Wikipedia today (he was the first American in space), and there were a couple great sections: On “The Shepard’s Prayer”: Shortly before the launch, Shepard said to himself: “Don’t fuck up, Shepard…” This quote was reported as “Please, dear God, don’t let me fuck up” in “The Right...
Congress's Travel Tab Swells - WSJ.com →
I’m pretty sure that Rep. Baird’s trip to the Galapagos did more to hurt the planet than help it: Last summer, Rep. Brian Baird (D., Wash.) took a four-day trip to the Galápagos Islands with his wife, four other lawmakers and their family members. The lawmakers spent $22,000 on meals and hotels, records show. Mr. Baird, a member of the House Science Committee, said the trip was to...
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