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Ha-Ha-Halloween

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Author: the Inkslinger

A Friday Funny for your seasonal end-of-week amusement...

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Friday Funny

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Author: the Inkslinger

Chrystie forwarded this bit of virtually perfect British fun to me this morning, and I nearly lost all bladder control. A sure sign that sharing is necessary. May it be used to offset any end-of-the-week energy lag you are currently experiencing…

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Freaky Friday

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Author: the Inkslinger

One thing you can always say about Nature… She’s never lacks for curveballs. Here’s a fresh handful of mystery (one of my favorite things) to keep our sense of wonder alive as we say so long to summer.

First up, the wake-up call of all time. I simply cannot fathom the size of the mug of coffee I’d need if this were me.

Question: if you did snooze that long, would you have nightmares like this this?

Finally, there’s nothing like a big scary space hole to get one’s holiday weekend off to a rip roaring start.

Happy Labor Day, kids…

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Friday Ha-Ha

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Author: the Inkslinger

Courtesy of the comedic genuises at the Onion, here’s a mighty giggle on which to end the week.

I’d be laughing a lot harder if I didn’t think we lived in a country where there’s a chance a story like this could actually come true…

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Dear Mr. Scienceman...

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Author: scienceman

Dear Scienceman,

Where do bubbles come from?

-- C.L., Foam, MT

Dear Cheryl:

To make a bubble you need a material that, when spread in a thin film, won't pull itself into a tiny drop (like water pulling itself into a bead on a waxed surface). This tendency to pull into a drop is called surface tension, and water has a high surface tension.

Adding a surfactant (SURFaceACTive AgeNT) to water reduces the surface tension so a bubble can form without collapsing itself into a drop. Reducing the surface tension of water also allows the water to mix with oil and grease, which is why surfactants are used for cleaning!

I hope this answer was helpful!

--Scienceman

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Inspire Everyone On Earth To Chill Out!

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Author: the Inkslinger

Psssst. Over here…



Look at this! Check it out…


What do you see in the magic left hand column? It’s a new blinky button! For our new contest with Treehugger. Go ahead. Click it. (You know you want to.) It won’t bite.

Then grab your video camera. Harness your creative muse. Wake up your inner Spielberg. Make a short mini-movie about the practical, easy, and inspired ways you’ve found to reduce your carbon emissions and make the planet a cooler place.

Then follow the directions for submitting your film. Bingo! You’re a contestant.You could win! Except that by the mere act of entering you’ve already won the grandest prize of all: You’ve inspired everyone to follow your lead and save the world.

How cool is that?

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Hor-rah-rah Movies

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Author: Lara Petersen

I elect that we all move to the tropics for Halloween!

I'm an admitted tv-addict. And so, of course, I watched hours of horror films this weekend. And then I rented The Omen this evening, for a special Halloween veiwing with my friends (pumpkin carving optional).

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