Stock-Sanford Corollary to Parkinson’s Law: If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.
Wallace pledged to protect segregation. Only 50 years ago. He failed. But in his failure, he invented most of the language that is chillingly contemporary today in resenting the government and the political activity that forced about these changes for equal citizenship through the doorway of race and then opening up to everybody else. … He talked about pointy-headed bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to run your business, and where you had to send your children to school. And that they were in cahoots with a biased national media that had a racial agenda. Whose effective goal was to concentrate all … power in the central government in Washington. That language is contemporary. It’s the language of “government is bad.
But you can confuse your Philly-born pals by getting them to read this list: bat, bad, sat, sad, mat, mad, mash, grad, path, grab, pat, pad, glad, pass, laugh, bath, past, calf, badge, jazz,jam, ham, bag, bang, began, fad, mad, dad.
Marie Curie’s academic timeline (from the Curie Museum):
- 1903: finished PhD, won first Nobel prize
- 1906: appointed chaired professor in physics at the Sorbonne
- 1911: won second Nobel prize
And of course motorcycles by their very nature are more dangerous than automobiles. In 2010, 4,502 U.S. riders were killed in accidents, meaning that motorcycles accounted for 14 percent of traffic fatalities but less than one percent of vehicle miles traveled. Many of these deaths for practical purposes were self-inflicted — of the 14,000-plus cyclists killed from 2008 to 2010, 42 percent weren’t wearing a helmet.
It would make sense to me if birds’ vestibular systems were adapted to sense magnetic fields for navigation. Imagine if your inner ear was sensitive to not only accelerations but also absolute (magnetic) heading.
Consider that on this very day about 6,700 Americans will die. … Consider then that around 1,900 of the Americans who die today will be less than 65, and that indeed about 140 will be children. Approximately 50 Americans will be murdered today, including several women killed by their husbands or boyfriends, and several children who will die from abuse and neglect. Around 85 of us will commit suicide, and another 120 will die in traffic accidents. … All sorts of measures could be taken to reduce the current rate of automotive carnage from 120 fatalities a day—from lowering speed limits, to requiring mechanisms that make it impossible to start a car while drunk, to even more restrictive measures.