Over the weekend, the wife and I went to Asheville, NC, to visit the Biltmore Estate and see a concert, which I will post about tomorrow. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few tidbits from around the internet that caught my attention:
- In what counts as one of the stupidest things I’ve seen in a while, a tow truck driver in upstate NY hit a car and then crashed into a swimming pool because he was simultaneously texting on one cell phone and talking on another one. A natural question to ask: what part of his body was left to steer with?
- If that isn’t enough of the stupid: Bill O’Reilly recently decided to demonize my adopted home town of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as a drug-infested city on the brink of societal collapse. A Dutchman put together a nice YouTube video showing the hellhole that is downtown Amsterdam, with statistics of the U.S. and Holland for comparison. Of course, I have a feeling the stats will be lost on someone of O’Reilly’s intellectual caliber…
- Finally, via Cosmic Variance, a link to a wonderful video! At the World Science Festival 2009, Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the universal nature of the pentatonic scale: