Thursday, April 26, 2007

Weblogs: Bishop bobblehead

(via DB, CM, and Minor League Dugout)

Minor League Dugout: Stop me if you've heard this one before...: "Corpus Christi traded beer for wine, choosing to put the local bishop on their bobblehead (photo, bottom right). The Hooks say Bishop Carmody is so popular in South Texas that he could be a rock star."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Trivia: Museum passport program

Belong to any one of these museums (e.g., Houston's Museum of Health & Medical Science for $35/year) and get in free at any of the other dozens of museums listed at the link.

Weblogs: (I Want To Be A) Librarian

A great music video with two hot young librarians! (via MG via Superpatron)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Trivia: I am Origen

You’re Origen!
You do nothing by half-measures. If you’re going to read the Bible, you want to read it in the original languages. If you’re going to teach, you’re going to reach as many souls as possible, through a proliferation of lectures and books. If you’re a guy and you’re going to fight for purity … well, you’d better hide the kitchen shears.
Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!

Press: Flight of the Bumblebee - Science News

Math Trek: Flight of the Bumblebee, Science News Online, Sept. 11, 2004: "Obviously, bumblebees can fly. On average, a bumblebee travels at a rate of 3 meters per second, beating its wings 130 times per second. That's quite respectable for the insect world.

How did this business of proving that a bumblebee can't fly originate? Who started the story?

One set of accounts suggests that the story first surfaced in Germany in the 1930s. One evening at dinner, a prominent aerodynamicist happened to be talking to a biologist, who asked about the flight of bees. To answer the biologist's query, the engineer did a quick 'back-of-the-napkin' calculation."

(The story continues.)

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: The Waiter (this movie just premiered in Houston)