This Belgian mining engineer, now probably defunct, is pictured here in a 1922 photo warming his nether regions on a lump of uranium which "contained enough fissile material to construct two Hiroshima type atomic weapons." Via Lateral Science
About 10,000 Juneau residents briefly lost power after a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into transmission lines.
have to live in Alaska to have this kind of outage scenario," said
Gayle Wood, an Alaska Electric Light & Power spokeswoman. "This is
the story of the overly ambitious eagle who evidently found a deer head
in the landfill."
The bird, weighed down by the deer head,
apparently failed to clear the transmission lines, she said. A repair
crew found the eagle dead, the deer head nearby.
Answer: Cashews in their shells, although to me they look a little bit like bloomers.Mad Scientist Laboratories has some interesting information about cashews -- and why you can't buy them in the shell: In brief, they're not true nuts. They're related to poison ivy, and the fluid around the cashew is caustic. Via Bits and Pieces
A Lebanese municipality worker places a balloon with Hebrew writing, on
the shore in the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan.
27, 2007. Mysterious balloons drifting in from Israel to Lebanon are
unnerving people, with some south Lebanon villagers reportedly feeling
ill and authorities warning residents against touching them. Hebrew on red balloon reads ' For Silvi, from all my heart.'