Saturday, May 31, 2008

Learn to tie real knots

Teri was looking for a better knot (to attach a line to Charlie's lead clasp). She hunted the internet, and found this terrific site with animated videos of knot-tying, where she learned to tie the buntline hitch.

Very cool for the aspiring sailor.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bad day for lions...

I'm not sure how I missed it, but 32 million people saw this YouTube video of a pride of lions receiving a little payback from some buffaloes. Check out the cameo of a crocodile, too!

Here's the homepage for the documentary, which aired last Sunday:

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Next "Book Club" Selection: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Okay, we've never actually had a book club on Lunch with George, but we've read and discussed a lot of 'em.

I haven't read it yet, but I think this one might be interesting: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson. He takes a look at some of the great, ground-breaking experiments that provided illumination on scientific truths without the benefit of elaborate, expensive equipment.

I have a copy on order, and I'll provide my book report when I get the chance.