Remains of an Iron Age Chariot found at Burrough Hill, Near Melton Mowbray. I looked at the map and I am pretty sure we picniced up on this hill when I lived near Melton. England is filled with amazing history right under everyone’s feet. We are too here in America but have destroyed most of the history and don’t do much looking in the few places it might have survived.
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We live in a horror filled world of brain breaking monsters. I guess it is ok though, after all nobody does that sort of thing to us humans. Have some more tuna Mittens.
I think we can all relate to this article about the hassles of flying with our Nobel Prizes can’t we? Mind you I would back a Nobel for the person who invents a way to make flying stop feeling going to jail. Still we can all relate to this conversation can’t we?
And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’
‘The King of Sweden.’
‘Why did he give this to you?’
‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’
A perennial favorite the shark has had a great year in the news. This sadly is very very bad news for the shark indeed. Last winter saw Shark attacks in Hawaii make the news and they have kept coming pretty much all year since. We know the numbers and we are supposedly ration beings, but Sharks are Sharks and they make big news even when they don’t eat anyone at all. I know it is scary as heck, but a busted surf board is just not that big a deal normally, but throw in a shark and WHAM. This is not to say that Sharks do not attack, they do. They bite and when they do you don’t normally just knock back a beer and get on with your day. Sharks even try to eat Sharks. Sharks try to eat the internet. People do die in Shark attacks. The deaths are tragic but our human response is out of scale to the danger and that makes the Shark a possible champion ever year. Congrats Sharks, I hope you don’t get wiped out because humans can’t rationally measure risk.
Squirrels are always in the running and this year was no different. They are a bigger threat to American infrastructure than hackers, that is scary stuff indeed. In the end however the number of ‘squirrels terrorize homeowner’ stories was way down this year and squirrels will just have to go back to plotting a bigger comeback for 2015.