Bag of Randomness for Thursday, October 29, 2015
- Yesterday our neighborhood clubhouse had Christmas lights and decorations put on it. So we’ll see kids in front of it with their Halloween costumes on Saturday.
- The electric bill is $147, which is down $71 from last month.
- Houston Chronicle – Poisoned Halloween candy? True story behind urban legend traces back to Houston ‘Candyman’ murder
- This SALT gun intrigues me – Salt Self Defense Gun was designed to offer the long-range protection benefits of a gun without the potentially lethal side effects.
- Buzzfeed – A Dad Who Was Tired Of “Cute” Halloween Costumes For His Daughters Is Trying Something New
- Buzzfeed – I Tried The Insane Office Chair Of The Future – I think it would help put me to sleep after lunch.
- Buzzfeed – 17 “Twilight Zone” Episodes To Watch If You’ve Never Seen “The Twilight Zone”
- High school runner disqualified from race for good sportsmanship – Hougland’s coach says the other runner was on the ground unconscious. So Hougland helped him get closer to the finish line. – I think this story he’ll be able to tell for the rest of his life is better than some medal or trophy he would have won, and besides, they’ll be other races and he still qualified for state.
- While reading this article about the renovations and new stores at Grapevine Mills Mall, this sentence stood out and I’d thought local shoppers might find it useful – In Dallas, the biggest collection of outlet stores is at The Shops at Park Lane across from NorthPark Center. – Also, that article is trying to say that getting a store that sells items five bucks and under is a big get for the mall. Really?
- Tempting GIF of the day – I work in pathology. So we got a pretty big ovarian cyst the other day – I don’t get grossed out easily, but this got to me a bit as I wondered what it smelled like.
- Yesterday’s dose of ‘MURICA – A little bit of U.S. history/milestone happened yesterday – The fact that Barack Obama woke up today marks a major historical milestone—yet it’s likely to go largely unnoticed. It’s now been 18,967 days since a US president died in office. That means the nation has now entered its longest period without losing a president to an assassin or illness.
- Russia just announced that it’s sending humans to the moon – On Tuesday, at a space and technology conference in Moscow, the head of Roscosmos Energia — Russia’s version of NASA — announced: “A manned flight to the moon and lunar landing is planned for 2029.”And the European Space Agency, which made history last year by landing the first spacecraft on a comet, is teaming up.
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