Thursday, August 28, 2008
265. Some pictures we took at Carhenge
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
264. I should never complain about the cold here again (but I probably will)
current temperature in Vostok, Antarctica: -105 F / -76 C.
Monday, August 11, 2008
263. Flights in and out of Alaska are cancelled for a bit
Some volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted, and the winds are blowing the ash across the flight paths. It sounds like a lot of ash - blew 6.5 miles up from the volcano. The flights in and out of Alaska are all cancelled for the time being.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
262. New World's Record
The standing world record for the most people hugged by one person in a hour is 765. Alan Baltis broke the record with 833. This was at the Annual Gathering for American Mensa in Denver, Colorado. I'm mentioning this here, because I was one of the people who helped him set the new record. After receiving my hug from him and getting my hand stamped (so that no one gets counted twice), I went to the hotel lobby to send down more people. The Guinness people are looking at the videotape of the event before declaring it a new record.