Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – How to make the simplest electric motor

Create a motor from a C cell battery, a wire, a screw, and a small magnet.  Looks really cool.  I’m going to try to do this at home tonight.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – How to make the simplest electric motor

Joke: How was I born?

My sister emailed me the following joke.  I thought it was worth posting.

A little boy goes to his father and asks “Daddy, how was I born?”
The father answers: “Well son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:

You got Male!

Unintended consequences of stepped up security

The BBC News site has an article Anger as father ejected from US about a man and his family going to Alanta on the day of the increase security fears.  When he landed in Atlanta, he was questioned for four hours.  They let his family stay but make him go back.  Here are several clips from the article:

“The whole experience was completely demeaning. One of them even said sarcastically ‘we didn’t tell you to come to America on holiday’ after we complained about our treatment.

“They went through all the suitcases including the children’s belongings before telling me I was being sent back because I needed a visa despite having a British passport.”

Find all the schools near you

Easy School Search – www.easyschoolsearch.com/default.php

Find and map all the schools near a zip code.  You can see stats about the school including number of students & teachers.   Unfortunately, it does not list standardize test scores.

The Torture Myth

There has been a lot of talk about torture during the War on Terrorism.  This article by Anne Applebaum does a good job of exploring it.  I definately recommend reading it.


WebSite: World eBook Library


From the website:

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Only $8.95 per year!  It seems to be worth it.  Do any of you use this service?  Leave a comment on how you like it.