Friday, November 18, 2011

My life as a turkey

No, not my autobiography! Rather, one of the most fascinating nature documentaries I've ever seen, as naturalist Joe Hutto shares his story of living with wild turkeys for more than a year. Your Thanksgiving will never be the same!

Click here to see the episode from the PBS series 'Nature'.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


A terrific slide show and narration by Wendy Stein of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerning handwriting.


Friday, November 04, 2011

Poor Penmanship Spells Job Security for Post Office's Scribble Specialists

"A man in Emden, Mo., recently mailed a letter that he had addressed, in a scribble, to somebody in "Shelhjreille, Mo." That's the way his handwriting made it look, anyhow.

The letter was delivered the next day. Gary Oliver, a postal clerk 1,200 miles away, got it there. Mr. Oliver works in the Salt Lake City "Remote Encoding Center" of the U.S. Postal Service—a room where hundreds of clerks sit in silence, day and night, staring at America's worst-addressed envelopes."

Read the full article here.