October 28, 2014

Epidemics in History

Interesting piece about epidemics through history. The most surprising thing to us was that cholera was the most common disease (at about half of the most recent epidemics/pandemics). The screen snap below shows just the tail end of the graphic:

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The other interesting insight was that in a world where global population has exploded, borders are porous, and people have the ability and means to travel almost anywhere on earth in just a few hours, every successive epidemic kills fewer and fewer people.

Even in remote areas like West Africa.

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July 06, 2014

Here's A Different Point of View

MH and the VES finally caught up with me, laptop in tow, which gives me an opportunity to drop a quick note to let y'all know that the judgement and a new contest will be up when I return from the road later this week. Until then, please enjoy this great vid, via Ace.
This is seriously cool.

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April 30, 2014

A Paint Job Even I Can Afford!

This dropped into my Inbox, and, unlike the last little ditty to drop into my Inbox, this one is real.

The $383.00 Paint Job
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49 Cadillac,Completely Covered With 38,295 Pennies!
Pennies Were Adhered One By One Using Silicone,
They Added Over 200 Pounds To The Weight,
The Entire Project Took 6 weeks,
Pennies are American and include 1817 ''Big Cent'',
Two Error Pennies And Four 1943 Steel Pennies

Although, I think it'll take a few more "Lincoln's" to cover my Durango, that's a paint job even I can afford.

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