New Inventions

I think all the stuff they have in the Star Wars universe is really cool. Light Sabers, laser guns, underwater breathing apparatus, and droids.

After watching Star Wars: Episode III, I realized there is at least one invention we have in our universe that they didn’t have back then: ultrasounds.


I had to get blood drawn yesterday. I know it’s not a big deal, but for some reason I’m a part of that small portion of society that has a hard time with it. Though I’ve never passed out, I often get flushed and feel faint.

So yesterday as I’m lying there complaining that I have a hard time with it, the nurse tries to comfort me with story. She once was working with a big guy who had tattoos all over his arm. When she stuck him for the blood draw, he passed out.

I figure that’s how he ended up with his entire arm covered in tattoos instead of just a “I love Mom” tattoo.

Bulls and Bears

Why does Wall Street use bulls and bears to describe how the market is doing? Digital Inspiration tells us:

No one’s quite sure how the two animals came to symbolize the market, but there are a few theories floating around…

I found their stories interesting. What’s yours?

Football Exam

Seventh Graders in North Carolina were asked this question on a state exam:

If a football team’s first six plays of a drive are a 6-yard loss, a 3-yard gain and a 2-yard loss, a 7-yard gain, a 12-yard gain and a 4-yard gain, what is it’s average gain per play?

Anyone else see a problem with this question?

Jerry did too.