What if money was no object?

That is a question every single one of us should ask ourselves, as early as possible in life, ideally when we're still in school. It's not too late for you now if you're out of school. It's just that it's so important, you should do it as soon as possible. Asking it makes you aware [...]

Mel Blanc: the man of a thousand voices

I found and watched a documentary about Mel Blanc today, entitled "Mel Blanc, Man of a Thousand Voices", and I wanted to share it with you as well. This one man has given me and countless other people so much joy over the years, that I can't thank him enough. He's gone, but knowing the [...]

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

Tony Darnell at Deep Astronomy has put together this wonderful video showing the Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D. It's an amazing view of an incomprehensibly large universe, which helps put us in perspective. We are so insignificant, toiling away on this puny little planet we call Earth, a lot of us involved in nefarious [...]

The dancing Fountains of Bellagio at night

Most people will likely tell you the Fountains of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino are easily the coolest thing in Las Vegas. I agree. They are spectacular. I have never seen excess put to better use -- and let me tell you, a huge lake that shoots water hundreds of feet in the air, in [...]

These modern times

We live in some interesting times, don't we? We're more than happy to share private information with all kinds of strangers online, but we can't be bothered to share our private thoughts with our spouses. Too busy for that... It's no wonder the divorce rate keeps increasing. We talk (a lot) but we don't listen. [...]

Still working at 100

At 100 years old, Dr. W. G. Watson is the world's oldest practicing physician. He's been working as an OB/GYN doctor since 1947, and everyone in his town knows him. He says he doesn't go anywhere without seeing one of his patients, some of which he's followed for over 50 years. And he still makes [...]

Vasile Stoica: around the world by wheelchair

Vasile Stoica is the first Romanian to have traveled around the world on a wheelchair. Born paralyzed from the waist down, he spent the first thirteen years of his life mostly in hospitals, enduring numerous operations which were supposed to enable him to walk, too poor for a wheelchair, forced to drag himself along the [...]

The Ferrari FXX

Today was the first time I saw and heard the Ferrari FXX. While I'm not wild about its looks, the sound of its engine is amazing. It floored me. It's pure adrenaline. I've heard the sound of plenty of sports cars in my time, but I don't know, there's something that sets the FXX apart [...]