A Boy Named Sue Effect
Recent studies have found that children with unusual names apparently suffer no long term effects. As someone who has an unusual name I have always enjoyed being a little different than the rest of the pack. I never had to worry about 4 other people in my class with the same name. While my name is different it is not really odd or strange. I do still have a hard time understanding why a parent would name their child Moon Unit or Crime Fighter.
Good Ole Push-Ups
It seems that as much as I dislike them push-ups are a good indicator of fitness.
Debut of the New $5 bill
Environmental Responsibility is a Christian Virtue
This week both the Southern Baptists and Catholics have made statements regarding the environment and it is about time. Catholics have added pollution to the lists of deadly sins. Some Southern Baptists leaders have challenged Christians to fight climate change..
Enrollment Down in Computer Science Programs
Enrollment in Computer Science program is down for the first time in over a decade.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, Its Superman … No It’s a Bullet Stopping Gun
This one is sounds like it is from DC Comics or Marvel but really I found it on DiscoveryNews. Scientists have created a magnetic gun that can stop tiny bullets.
Moko, A Real-Life Flipper
In New Zealand, a dolphin guided two stranded whales to safety. The dolphin named Moko by locals is known for playing with swimmers on the beach. I’m sure the Flipper reference is telling my age. If you don’t get it let me know. Get the rest of the story.
Word for the Day
rodomontade: pretentious, bragging speech.
A Word About Identity Theft
There is a new phenomenon in identity theft that often goes unnoticed for years. Apparently, some sleezeballs are stealing a child’s identity. In many cases it isn’t detected until many years later and the victim attempts to apply for credit.