Jewish date: 23 ’Iyyar 5770 (Parashath BeHar-BeḤuqqothay).
Today’s quasi-holidays: No Pants Day (with no clue why this is worth celebrating), International Tuba Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “Take Action: Support Faster FOIA”, “Take Action: Benchmarks Report Card | Save Darfur”, and “Save BioGems: Take Action: Say No to New Offshore Drilling”.
Questionably worthy cause of the day: “The Time Traveler Convention - May 7, 2005”. Pass on to future generations that when time travel becomes possible, they should attend. Or in the meantime, just read the disturbing report of what happened there, “Grandfather Paradox”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Neandertal Genome Study Reveals That We Have a Little Caveman in Us”: Unsurprising.
- “Seven more Dictionary tips”
- “Silicone Tally: How Hazardous Is the New Post-Teflon Rubberized Cookware”