On The Run

In 2002, Song Jiang escaped from prison. The Chinese police searched for years, but to no avail. Finally, in September, some 17 years later, they received some clues about Jiang’s possible location. The problem was that it was located in a mountainous area thick with forests. He proved too hard to find in such terrain.…

Bomb Cyclone

Yesterday was a picture perfect day here in Colorado. You could have slipped on your flip-flops, walked down to the park, and basked in the perfect 80-degree temperature while enjoying a delightful breeze in your face. Today, we’re under a blizzard warning. More specifically, we’re expecting a “bomb cyclone” (yes, a second one). Just hours…

Sleeping Through the Storm

“A young man applied for a job as a farm-hand. When the farmer asked for his qualifications, he said, ‘I can sleep when the wind blows.’ This puzzled the farmer, but he liked the young man and hired him. A few days later, the farmer and his wife were awakened in the night by a…

The Chalkboard Squeal

The very mention of it can be enough to cause us to cringe. There are few noises that cause shivers so deep as the chalkboard squeal. If channeled correctly, this noise could easily become weaponized, or maybe just to keep unruly children in line. Either way, the noise is one of nightmares. In fact, as…

The Final Shot

It’s already being hailed as one of the greatest NCAA championship games, and for good reason. The game was close throughout. Both teams were switching on and off with the lead. At the end of the half, Villanova was down by 5. Within a few minutes in the second half, Villanova took the lead and…

Unsafe Safety Features

The safety features in our cars are incredible.  The advancing vehicle safety technology continues to save lives every year.   Just in 2012, seatbelts and airbags saved around 15,000 lives (NHTSA).  Unfortunately, there are occasional flaws in these safety designs.  Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged about 4.7 million people to have their car…

Blizzard Warning

For a few days now, everyone in Denver has been anticipating the huge snowstorm heading our way.  Blizzard warnings have been put out across the area.  Supermarkets have been packed with people stocking up on last minute groceries.  Schools and businesses have shut down.  Everyone has been bracing for the storm.  With nine inches of…

Webster’s First Dictionary

When you read the word “dictionary,” you might immediately starting yawning.  Dictionaries aren’t exactly the most exciting books on the shelf.  But before you tune me out, let me tell you something interesting.  Noah Webster’s first dictionary in 1828 was based off of the Bible.  Webster considered education completely useless if it was without the…