Saturday, April 09, 2005

Exotic Cities, Ducks and Disasters

No, the ducks and disasters aren't exotic. Neither is one related story-wise to the other. ;-) I'm just a bit bored, waiting for a friend to call and decided to do a little websurfing. These are some of the topics I found. has a great article 5 Cities on $250 a Day. Buenos Aires seemed to be the best bargain; the lucky correspondent even got a lesson in Argentinian tango. ;-) The other cities visited are London, Bangkok, San Francisco and Florence, respectively. (Speaking of Florence, there was a Globe Trekker episode on when I got home from work today - Italy, from Rome down to the tip, and then a little Globe Trekker extra: shopping in Florence. *bg*)

This story is funny and sweet: Secret Service Guards Mother Duck

Get your cameras ready! Billions of butterflies descend on California!

Just in time for the "Amityville Horror" remake's release the truth behind the Amityville Horror is revealed to those of us who hadn't heard the story behind the story before. According to this article, the Lutzes were not as truthful as we were led to believe; the house is just a house. I'm a little disappointed. Of course, there's also sites like The Amityville Horror Truth Website which lean in the opposite direction. That site has a transcript from a story on the house at Oh, and before I forget, the official website hosted by George Lutz himself and the Warrens investigate: Amityville - enjoy the read & come to your own conclusions.

Somehow, I don't find the following comforting: Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms

That leaves the two articles I came across on disasters of both the astronomic and the volcanic kind. First, thecollision with Asteroid 2004 MN4 has been ruled out. Well, that's a relief. Let's hope the predicted trajectory doesn't change. Otherwise, I'm heading for the hills on April 13, 2029. Second, we have a little article out of Australia on super volcanoes. I wonder if that's a new term or have volcanoes of the size mentioned in the article always been called super volcanoes.

I think I'm growing tired of waiting for my friend to call or show. I still have to do my taxes if you can believe that, so perhaps, I'll take the phone off the hook and get at least one thing accomplished this afternoon. ;-)

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