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July 27, 2008

LOTD for July 27

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:21 pm

Some granite countertops contain so much uranium that its radioactivity level exceeds safety standards. Apparently granite countertops are not tested for radioactivity before being sold, so having that level of radioactivity around for a long period of time could raise a concern:
http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/786334.html

Great story about how the residents of a tiny Kenyan village sold chickens and cattle to send one of their own to college…and now 8 years later he and his brother are graduates of Dartmouth and Vanderbilt and they established a clinic in that Kenyan village that serves 100 people each day, 85% of them for free. That is an amazing story about giving back to their community!
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/25573377/

It is sad that global warming could make the tuatara extinct, since a higher temperature at the nest results in the offspring becoming all male:
http://www.livescience.com/animals/080702-male-offspring.html

Global warming could result in lobsters, crabs, and squid becoming plentiful (thus cheap) while certain fish that are currently cheap due to abundant supply could become harder to find (thus much more expensive):
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080630-lobsters-warming.html

The average American spends over $100 more per year on footwear than on vegetables! I’m glad that slippers and Payless are cheap for our family!
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/books/5870728.html

Interesting that both Obama and McCain are left-handed, so 6 of our 12 presidents since World War II will be left-handed, when just 10% of the population is left-handed:
http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/columns/story/1144076.html

First class passenger (who was drunk) on Delta was upset when economy passengers were able to depart the plane before him, so he yanked open the emergency hatch and slid down the chute:
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2008-07-07-angry-flier-delta_N.htm

Funny how a conservative website used an auto-replace feature on Associated Press articles…so Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay and pro basketball player Rudy Gay had their last names changed:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/01/AR2008070102523_pf.html

Nevada brothel offered a $50 gas card for a purchase of $300 of “services”…and ran out of gas cards within a week:
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSN0930942720080709

Pregnancies triple in this Colorado community during this annual Country music festival:
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_9817712

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