Jewish date: 16 ’Iyyar 5770 (Parashath ’Emor).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Hairstylist Appreciation Day, Queen’s Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “We want the DISCLOSE Act - A project of Senator Russ Feingold, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Senator Chuck Schumer” and action.firedoglake.com | Sign the petition to President Obama: End plans for offshore drilling“”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “The mystery of the mega-selling floppy disk”: Don’t look at me. I can’t remember the last time I used my USB floppy disk drive.
- “New maps show how 1889 Russian flu rode the rails to circle the globe in months”
Image via WikipediaToday’s weird thing is “Lego Robot Solves Bigger and Harder Rubik’s Cubes (video)”. They now have robots made of Legos which can solve cubes as large as the V-Cube 6 (6 × 6 × 6). Enjoy, share the weirdness, and Shabbath shalom.