Something overheard: “Oh, Greece! I want to go there. Do you know Yanni? He’s Greek. Ever since I started listening to Yanni, I’ve known I had to go to Greece.”
There is a Sinclair gas station in Butte, MT that will not accept cash for gas. They will accept credit cards, but not legal tender. They will not accept the coin of the realm for the goods they sell.
Via Fark, “Mint bans melting pennies and nickels for profit,” The U.S. Mint has implemented a rule against melting down pennies and nickels which, at current metal prices, could be worth more as metal than as currency. From a page right out of the history books, it used to be not uncommon for people to… Continue reading Melting coins, a traditional American past-time
The first arcology! Will be in Kazakhstan?! [ via ]
Via Digg, “Archaeologists get ancient audio from grooves on Pompeii pottery” This seems unreal. I watching MirrorMask on DVD, which is, well, City of Lost Children on acid, and there seems to have been a leak of the surreal. Is this for real? Finding audio in the incidentally disturbed groves in pottery made hundreds, if… Continue reading Ambient sound found in Pompeii pottery?
Such a small thing, but I don’t think I ever in my life expected to hear Pink Floyd piped over a grocery store speaker …