If you have ever tried to visit a NYC beach shortly after it rains heavily, you may be disappointed to find that beach closed.
The reason is one of every NYC environmentalist’s worst nightmares: Combined Sewer Outflows (CSOs). Put simply, New York City’s sewage goes to the same place as its…
Akira Kurosawa and Federico Fellini
As we approach the Scottish referendum, may I please remind you that the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is <ED-in-BURR-ah>
+++ if you are Scottish you can say ED-in-BRAH +++
However it is NOT a an animal’s den “–burrow” or a large lump of ice “-berg”
*We checked with Kevin before posting this.
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I hear the jury’s still out on science.
Wow! Is there no part of the world the Cold War didn’t fix?
#5. Lenin’s Frozen Head in Inaccessible Antarctica
In the 1950s, everything was a race between America and Russia. So when the U.S. built a research station at the South Pole, the Soviets one-upped us by building one at the pole of inaccessibility — aka the spot in Antarctica that is the farthest from the ocean and therefore the most difficult to reach. After presumably waving their dicks in the general direction of Uncle Sam until they froze solid, the Russians mustered up just a little bit more spite and slapped Lenin’s head atop the whole affair.