Angels from Another Pin
2 March 2004
Speaking of Mars, Pepsi warns us not to let your rover go unmonitored. (Large video file.)
Willy Ley's Conquest of Space Dep't: This afternoon, NASA scientists announced the rover program had discovered evidence of the presence of water at Meridiani Planum on Mars at some time in the past.
A coin depicting Emperor Domitianus is going on display in London. Domitianus was found guilty of treason for declaring himself emperor and having the coins minted.
Combining two things I like quite a lot, paleontology and paleomapping, we have a discovery of fossilized dinosaur skin which suggests the ancient shores of the North American midcontinental seaway may have been mapped incorrectly.
An analysis of the skin showed that it had been preserved by a mineral that shows up in relatively rare environments.
A Miracle of Science is updated (and has been updated a few times before), but surely you already know that.
Apparently, the vast majority of walk buttons in New York aren't hooked up to anything at all any more. They're the victims of computerized traffic controls.
With shows like The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee in existence, we'd better really hope the Universe isn't a simulation, or we're all just a cat's whisker from being adjudged lame and turned off...
Too Late to Help Dep't: For the fellow who was searching for "monty python" "size of mickey rooney", the reason you weren't getting that many search results is that the quote is part of "Yakko's Universe" from Animaniacs. Perhaps you were thinking of "The Galaxy Song" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life?
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