Jewish date: 27 Tammuz 5770 (Parashath Maṭṭoth-Mas‘e).
Worthy causes of the day: “Tell Mott's Management: Don't Take Money out of Workers' Pockets!” and “Stop Risky Offshore Drilling Without Environmental Review - Take Action Today @ The Rainforest Site”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Willow Garage Robot Fetches Beer, Engineers Rejoice (Video)”
- “Invisible computer mouse cost only $20 to build”
- “Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight”
- “Mongoose mentors teach traditions through imitation”
Yesterday I discovered that not only is a praying mantis able to cling to the side mirror of a car traveling at 45 miles per hour, but this one was actually crazy enough to do so when I went to mail packages at the post office. It even remained on its new perch while being photographed. Enjoy, share the weirdness, and Shabbath shalom.