Tuesday, March 14, 2006

MIT Dome a Winner

Happy Pi Day to all you geeks out there!

On a roll from yesterday's post, here is another great line from an article about a prank at MIT:
"The school ... said it never gave permission for the building to become a gold medal winner."
Check out the photos -- the medal's impressive.

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Those Venomous Australians

I was looking for information on platypuses (platypi?) when I stumbled across the following abstract (emphasis added):
The platypus (ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a furry duck-billed mammal that inhabits the waterways of eastern Australia. The male may reach 60 cm in length with a 20 cm beaver-like tail. We report the case of an American naturalist stung whilst trying to study the male in the wild. This resulted in an intense local reaction. Warning signs should therefore be erected at air and sea ports warning tourists of the dangers of these venomous Australians.

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