Drive, He Said

Every year in the U.S., around 34,000 people die in car accidents, more than 90 percent of which are caused by human error. That toll would almost certainly plummet if we let computers do the driving. Computer-controlled cars would also be able to safely drive closer together, making better use of the 80 to 90 percent of empty space on our roads and all but eliminating traffic jams. – The Week, 3/30/12

Just fishin’

fishBaggage officers at LAX found live fish swimming around in a bag. But the passenger didn’t have a little baggie with a goldfish in it, he/she had four large hard-sided suitcases each filled with only fish and water. In all, there were nearly 240 fish of all types and sizes. – Business Insider, 1/23/12


Oklahoma republican Timothy Murray claimed that his incumbent opponent in the US Congress election was actually replaced by a look-alike robot after he was hanged in a televised execution which occurred in Ukraine. Murray lost the election, gaining only 5.2% of the vote. – Guardian Liberty Voice, 6/30/14