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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Now if the one involving the Eagles and the Super Bowl could go too, that would be cool

I guess I've been lucky enough to have more constants in my life than a lot of people in the world, but I've lost two of them in the last 6 months.

I guess after this long, I asumed Fran Brown would be sitting on the facing benches at Meeting and Joe Paterno would be coaching Penn State football pretty much forever.

And in one sense, Fran always will be.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

We can probably rule out skis though. They aren't great on ice.

In an article in a recent issue of the NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/opinion/sunday/who-arrived-in-the-americas-first.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120520, they asked the question:

WHEN and how did the first people arrive in the Americas?


And the article says that "We now know people were in the Americas earlier than 14,000 years ago. But how much earlier, and how did they get to a continent sealed off by thick sheets of ice?"

I don't know for sure, but I'm going with really cool, fast sleds.

But it only makes the news if one of them crashes

According to this website: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet.rvt?ident= there are 5,640 planes up in the air around the world right this very moment, and according to wikipedia, a Boeing 737-800 has a maximum takeoff weight of 187,700 lbs.

That comes to a little over 1 billion pounds floating up in the air right now, holding what, at an average of 100 people per plane, half a million or so people?

Half a million people up in the air...right now...in a billion pounds of metal.

Just something I was wondered about driving home from work the other day.