- I found an idea that gives me the willies more than the stink-free underwear for astronauts: reusable toilet wipes. That's one of several of the more out-there environmental offerings, also including condoms from sustainable latex sources and plates made from pig pee.
- The Egyptian government denies that a text message sent to cell phones is making the rounds and killing recipients. A hook-hand also was found on the victims' car doors.
- I am trying to convince myself to start eating seafood, so I am none too pleased at this evidence that crustaceans experience and remember pain. Apparently hermit crabs try to escape their shells when shocked, and try to avoid future shocks.
- With so many zeros now in circulation in the news -- explaining billions and trillions of dollars lost, or set to be spent -- and with one-hundred-trillion-dollar notes recently issued in Zimbabwe, it can be hard to get a handle on what these numbers mean. Here's a rundown.