Sunday, 3 November 2013

News from Around the World (3/11)

The Man who drove across the US in under 29 hours -You might think the hardest part of setting the cross-country driving record is driving across the country. You might think the hardest part is staying awake for more than 24 hours, or constantly keeping your foot on the floor. You might think the hardest part is round-the-clock vigilance for law enforcement. You'd be wrong.


Top Reviewers On Amazon Get Tons Of Free Stuff - As it turns out, a lot of reviews on Amazon are written by people who are nothing like you. They're written by elite reviewers who are sent free merchandise to review products. In other words, it's possible that the guy reviewing that toaster you're looking at wasn't in the market for a toaster to begin with and didn't pay a cent for it.


Best Microscope Photos of the Year - These are really beatuiful.


Wind Turbine Syndrome - Those suffering from Wind Turbine Syndrome live within a few miles of wind turbines and suffer from a mixed bag of problems like dizziness, mild nausea, insomnia, difficulty breathing, and/or headaches.





The Church of the Jedi - Being a Jedi, it seems, is not as easy as it looks in the movies. But these folks in the basement are giving it their best shot... Yes, they're followers of the faith from Star Wars that helped Luke Skywalker pilot X-wing fighters with his eyes closed and Anakin Skywalker, a.k.a. Darth Vader, choke people from across a room. The Force. The Dark Side. The divine wisdom of a 900-year-old backward-speaking puppet. These pilgrims believe in it all.