Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • The abscess on the back of my neck is smaller, perhaps the size of a racketball, and it’s very hard. In a way, it’s freaking me out and I just wish it would go away or be removed, but the only course, for now, is three varieties of antibiotics for a total of seven a day.
  • I had a chance to buy U2 tickets yesterday but passed, which really upset the kids. The closest concert would be in Tulsa on Wednesday, May 2, and is the first concert of the tour. I can’t justify having them miss school and I wouldn’t feel comfortable going without them.
  • Study Finds SpaceX Investment Saved NASA Hundreds of MillionsThe private spaceflight company saved NASA the trouble of building their own cargo spacecraft.
  • Cards Against Humanity buys plot of land on U.S./Mexico border to block border wall
    • The company says they’ve bought a plot of vacant land on the border of the United States and Mexico in an effort to make it difficult for President Trump to build his border wall. “We’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built,” the company said on their website.
  • Parents petition to change school’s ‘crass’ sounding mascot
    • Parents in Farmington are petitioning to change the name of a new high school mascot out of concern that when their children cheer from the sidelines it will sound like they’re shouting about male anatomy. After Farmington High School’s choice of mascot, the Phoenix, was named Nov. 1, Kyle Fraughton, a parent of future Farmington students, joined his neighbors to practice cheering for the new team. The group tried cheering for “Phoenixes,” but the plural form didn’t sound right, Fraughton said. 

  • China’s Breathtaking, Futuristic Tianjin Library Is Every Book Lover’s Dream
  • Man Develops App to Reveal What Women Look Like Without Makeup
  • ?!?!?!? – Blake Shelton Is This Year’s Sexiest Man Alive
  • Allena Hansen survived a bear attack and recently did a Reddit Ask Me Anything, here are some highlights:
    • My eyeball was not hanging down onto my face, but it was bitten and the other eye lid torn off. I only allowed myself a brief look into the rearview mirror, but it was so awful, I just laughed and kept driving
    • After it had gnawed my head awhile, I decided to open my eyes and look at what was killing me. It’s expression was so bland and businesslike it enraged me, so I managed to jab my thumb into its piggy little eye and it let go of my face long enough for me to yell for my dogs. Once the dogs came running, it was diverted long enough for me to get up and try to escape down the creekbed.
  • Donald Trump Jr. recently posted a video of him deadlifting a personal record on Instagram. Men’s Health decided to critique his bad and dangerous form.
  • President of Dallas-based American Heart Association suffers heart attack at health conference
  • Interactive Chart – How Do Americans Differ by Age?
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