Champagne Saber Time – YouTube.

On April 9, 2011, at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, an IT manager named Rick Baird notched 18 straight hole-in-one shots to record a perfect putt-putt score. In more than 50 years of sanctioned competition, it was just the third time that anyone had achieved the feat. The link is to a video animation reenactment. It’s fun to watch.

Putt-Putt Perfection «.

Thanks to Next Draft for the tip.




74,476 Reasons You Should Always Get The Bigger Pizza : Planet Money : NPR.

Thanks to NextDraft.

The First Pizza Hut

The Original Locations of 15 Famous Food Chains | Mental Floss.


The best cameramen at the Olympics are drones – Quartz.

Meet Google’s Robot Army. It’s Growing..

This a collection of facts (allegedly) from Mental Floss magazine. They are quite amazing and, hopefully, true.

65 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind | Mental Floss


Fun Factoid

September 24, 2013

I have written here about my experience with Vertigo, a seasick like, nausea inducing experience. In that regard, here’s a fun factoid from the NYTimes:

The word “nausea” derives from the Greek for “boat.”

Quick Study: Neuroscience: Crosswords don’t make you clever | The Economist.

Sadly, Crosswords are no shortcut to brain development. Over and over we hear that exercise is the most important way to improve brain function. Second is diet. and third is social interaction.  For the sedentary, overweight introverts among us (that’s me), this is not good news.


Photo by Stephen Guisard

Are the Stars You See in the Sky Already Dead?

You’ve heard it said that looking into the night sky is like looking into history.  Many of the stars you see, according to conventional wisdom, actually died many years ago. Actually this is not true.