Douglas Prasher discovered a gene that creates glowing protein, and gave it away freely to other scientists. Now three of those scientists have won Nobel prizes, and Prasher drives a shuttle for a car dealership. (via Terra Sigillata)
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The pros and cons of restaurant tipping. Is there a better system? Could it ever be changed?
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Check how well you can orient without measurement by playing the Eyeballing Game. I scored a miserable 4.29, probably because my eyesight is failing. (via Neatorama)
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Consumer Reports compares the health care plans proposed by John McCain and Barack Obama. (via Simply Left Behind)
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Surviving a rattlesnake bite. With pictures that may give you nightmares.
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A wedding they'll all remember forever! The best man trips and pushes the bride and minister into the water.
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As the national economic meltdown takes its toll on local economies, some out-of-the-way states are enjoying unprecedented prosperity. Wyoming, West Virginia and North Dakota are doing surprisingly well.
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Animal Spies. Dolphins, pigeons, chickens, and squirrels have all tried their luck in the espionage business.