Daily Grind :: Blue Wine, 11 Ways to Happiness and Big Toys

We had several guesses yesterday. Some of them were interesting. Congrats to Emily H. and Sammy C.; you two correctly guessed the author of yesterday's 'Who Said It?':

"How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world?."   ~ Anne Frank
Anne Frank

 


  • Here's a big list of foods you can and can't take on an airplane.
  • More food for thought: The science of why onions make us cry.
  • If you love Mussels, then this may disturb you.
  • Remarkable technology allows a deaf-run pizzeria to thrive in the cut-throat market of San Francisco:


Anyone seen Papa Smurf lately?

Anyone seen Papa Smurf lately?


Here's looking at you kid.

Here's looking at you kid.


  • This song by the band Frightened Rabbit was featured on the series premiere of Showtime's new Cameron Crowe project Roadies:


  • Author Madeline Ashby has a new novel out titled Company Town. After reading this review by Annalee Newitz for Ars Technica, I've added the book to the top of my reading list queue:
"Madeline Ashby's new novel, Company Town, starts out like your average futuristic novel about a ninja bodyguard hired to protect unionized sex workers on a city-sized oil drilling platform off the coast of Canada. Then it starts getting weird."
Company Town by Madeline Ashby

  • We're closing out the Grind today with this video of a NASA Engineer who decided to make the world's largest & most powerful "Nerf" Gun.  Imagine shooting this thing at the glass as you go down that slide in L.A.?

P.S. Here's a link to the book mentioned in the video: Mars Rover Curiosity by Rob Manning



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