“There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.”—
A while ago, he burned his arm so badly while trying to save a nest of baby birds from a power-line that he had to have it amputated. But that didn’t stop him from coming to the aid of an alligator last Sunday — with nearly the same result…Despite nearly losing another arm in the attack, Alcantare did manage to get the alligator out of the water, but that didn’t end well either. When police arrived, they cited him for possession of wildlife. The animal, too, will have to be put-down by authorities because it had bitten a human.
UK teen Luke Angel sent an angry e-mail to the White House and was consequently visited by local police and banned for life from stepping foot on U.S. soil. This state of affairs proves that the U.S. government takes digital threats just as seriously as any others.
The 17-year-old Bedfordshire resident became upset after watching a TV documentary about 9/11, leading him to compose an expletive-laden e-mail that called U.S. President Barack Obama a “prick.” The FBI took the e-mail very seriously and contacted the local British police, who visited Angel at his home and took his picture, then informed him that he would not be able to enter the U.S.
If you’ve been checking out web videos in the past two years, it’s a good bet that you’ve seen Simon’s Cat, a video series by animator Simon Tofield featuring the adventures of a man and his cat. Tofield does all the animation and sounds (including the meows) himself.