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News - February

On this page I will try to put a daily observation. This page usually contains some stuff the TV told me.

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Anyway, tommorow I'll have a brand spanking new funky fresh ultra fly fact served up for ya with a side of slaw. No fries though.

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February 28, 2003

I saw on TV today that there is this thing called the Wing Suit. It's a suit skydivers can wear when they feel like jumping out of a plane without a parachute.

Here's a picture of the suit in action, worn by its inventor Patrick Gayardon (January 1960 - April 1998. RIP.)

February 27, 2003

Apparently one of the moons of Jupiter called "Europa" may likely have an ocean of water beneath the ice on its surface. But there is no proof that there is life. But I say that if there is an ocean then there has got to be alien seamonkeys or googily bubble honka-honka creatures or something swimming around up there. That's my own personal scientific theory though.

Here's some more info on Europa.

February 26, 2003

Some giant ice shelf collapsed in Antartica. They said it was the size of Rhode Island. Maybe I'm not educated enough in global warming but I don't get alarmed at some ice shelf collapsing unless they say it's heading toward my house.

February 25, 2003

The tv told me today that cougars (mountain lions) used to roam in every state in the US. But now they're like almost extinct there. There's a theory that they're disappearing off the planet because people keep going out and shooting them dead. The shooting of them dead may apparently affect the population in a negative way. Weird. I think there might be a connection there.

Here's how you can defend yourself against a cougar attack. You couldn't blame em at this point I guess.

February 24, 2003

Humpback Whales go around singing songs all day. Apparently the songs have like structure and last for 35 minutes and can like travel 100 miles under the ocean and stuff.

Here's a sample of a humpback song. Good thing I don't have sleep under the ocean, or I'd be weirded out all night.

February 23, 2003

Leafcutter ants in the rainforest spend all day just using their jaws to cut down leaves. "So what?", you ask? Well they aren't cutting down the leaves to eat them! They carry them to their nests to feed a fungus! And then they eat the fungus! So don't be so quick with your "So what?"-ing! There's sometimes more to the story! See? Oh! Stupid fact you say? Say this fact sucks!? That's it?! This means war!

February 22, 2003

I watched a show today about supermarket shopping and found out that people who bring a shopping list to the supermarket usually end up spending more than people who don't. Because they buy all the stuff on the list then reward themselves with impulse buys for finding everything on the list. Plus having a list keeps you in the supermarket longer. I need more facts like that that make me feel better about not doing stuff...like making a list.

Here are some cereals that don't exist anymore. Scratch them off your list, then throw the list away to save money.

February 21, 2003

I watched a show about snake charmers today. I always thought it was the music that got the cobras all stoned out. But it's really the swaying of the pipe and maybe some vibrations as the charmer plays. Snakes get all caught up in that. They're not about appreciating the music. But whatever...

It's a weird way to make a living.

February 20, 2003

I watched a show about kamikazes today. They got their name cause they say that back in the day Kubla Khan was attacking Japan and the Japanese were about to lose, so all the shrines in Japan prayed for something bad to happen to the Kublas. And sure enough this big typhoon came and sunk a bunch of ships and killed alot of Kublas. Kamikaze translates to 'divine wind'.

Kamikazes didn't only pilot planes. They also drove around in torpedoes.

February 19, 2003

Today is my birthday! Send me stuff! La la la la la...

February 18, 2003

I was wondering today what makes kids sell lemonade. Why is lemonade the big money-grabbing idea they choose. They should set up signs for a "Frank appraisal of your looks" or a "Suicide Drink". That would spark anyone's interest.

February 17, 2003

Today is Family day. That means there is NO SCHOOL TODAY!!! My enthusiasm is expressed here.

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