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June 23, 2011
A Different Kind of Life on Mars
Weekly World News Cover taken from here. When I was a sophomore in college [note: in 2004], I went on a field trip to Death Valley and Owens Valley with my volcanology class over spring break. At the time, everyone was very excited about the Mars rovers, which had landed on Mars just a few months before. I was buying a soda in a grocery store and saw the above …
June 19, 2011
Forget Rent… I’m Moving to the Smithsonian
Elephant in the Rotunda, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Picture taken from wikipedia here. There is nothing better than having an empty museum all to yourself. If I ever become wealthy, I think that I’ll rent out the great museums of the world at odd hours so that I can quietly appreciate them. Or maybe I’ll just hone my burglary skills and sneak it at night. I’m not interested in …