Jewish date: 2 Shevaṭ 5770 (Parashath Bo’).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Kid Inventor’s Day, Penguin Awareness Day, Pig Day.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “My Favorite Liar”
- “Chimp and human Y chromosomes evolving faster than expected”
- “What Does China Censor Online?”
- “Massive revelation in iBurst tower battle”: I laughed when I heard about this. There are people who claim that that electromagnetic fields make them sick. In the case in point, people complained that a specific antenna in South Africa was making them sick. Only one problem: the antenna was off for six weeks and none of them noticed. Is it any wonder that epidemiologists, such as myself, do not put much stock in claims that electromagnetic fields are harmful?
- “Science project prompts SD school evacuation”: A junior principal panics over a motion detector, and the authorities think the boy who made it and his parents need counseling? What the gezornenblat is wrong with people?
Enjoy and share the weirdness.