The Ring

Years ago. My little brother found a class ring buried in the dirt near the corner stone of our church.

Our goal. To find out who owns the ring and to return it to it’s rightful owner.

We have almost no information to go on.

This will be fun.

UPDATE: 09/16/08 – I haven’t really had time to formally begin the investigation. I’ll keep everyone posted.

Cross-Dressing Bandit On The Loose!

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This is a funny one.

from Fox News

CHICAGO — The FBI is searching for the person who robbed a suburban Chicago bank wearing a large pink sun hat and a pink-and-black dress.

And authorities say he accessorized his outfit with long white gloves and a black metal handgun.

The gunman FBI agents are calling the Cross-Dressing Bandit held up the MB Financial Bank branch in Park Ridge on August 13.

Today, Special Agent Robert Grant asked the public for help in the search.

The FBI made public a wanted poster with photos of the bandit standing at a teller window in his unusual outfit.

Scientists Confirm: They Don’t Know Anything!

It’s almost like watching a train wreck. I love watching scientists trying to figure something out only to turn around and claim that they really don’t know anything.

To me, they could save so much time if they just admitted their ignorance in the first place. Ha!

This story comes from National Geographic

Far from besting their competitors in a long struggle to become Earth’s dominant land animals, dinosaurs may have just gotten lucky, new research suggests.

The first dinosaurs appeared during the late Triassic period about 240 million years ago.

Their main competitors were a closely related group of reptiles called the crurotarsans, from which modern crocodiles and alligators descended.

Crurotarsans and dinosaurs coexisted for about 30 million years. But about 200 million years ago, Earth suffered a mass extinction, possibly caused by rapid global warming.

Wow. We Didn’t Explode

The collider didn’t destroy half the planet as many had predicted.

from the AP

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s largest particle collider passed its first major tests by firing two beams of protons in opposite directions around a 17-mile (27-kilometer) underground ring Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe.
After a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen at 10:26 a.m. (0826 GMT) indicating that the protons had traveled clockwise along the full length of the 4 billion Swiss franc (US$3.8 billion) Large Hadron Collider — described as the biggest physics experiment in history.

This is Stuck at my Desk?

Hey everyone!

This website is an idea that an ex-co-worker and I came up with a few months ago. We were never really sure what the site would be about but a few more months after we grabbed the name…

…I still don’t know.

Therefore, I have decided to make this website about everything and all about nothing. The things that tickle my fancy during the day, I’ll post them here.

Have fun.