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.
Most news stories about reenactors of any flavor are just thinly veiled excuses to mock the people whose passion drives them to the hobby. This story is slightly less mocking than most, although some of the quotes sound more like what a reporter thinks he should be hearing than anything like what I have ever heard a reenactor say. Still this story is a better attempt than many to get at why the reenactors do what they do.
Some interesting development on the search for the lost Roanoke colony. I appreciate the work and do find it interesting, I do wish we had people working with similar interest and eagerness on the native peoples who proceeded Roanoke as well, but I know what sells and what doesn’t.
A victory for Long Clawson, Colston Basset, Cropwell Bishop, and Saxelbye as the EU rules that only the Vale of Belvoir dairies can make Stilton cheese, freezing out even the village of Stilton itself.
Some very interesting time lines in this article which also points out that a T-Rex would fit in as well at a Justin Beiber concert as it would standing next to a Stegosaurus.
Were you alive in 1983? If yes then Stanislav Petrov likely saved your life thirty years ago today. Thanks Stanislav, much appreciated.