Monday, May 17, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know that the neutron is not stable outside of the nucleus of an atom? It's got a mean lifetime of about 15 minutes (885.7±0.8 s to be exact)...

Of course, once they've rid themselves of that pesky electron and electron neutrino, they become protons, which are notoriously stable: Protons are observed to be stable and their empirically observed half-life is at least 6.6×10^35 yr. (I've heard of all nighters before, but that's just ridiculous!)

More mind-bending numbers here: How the Universe Will End

Oh, forgot to mention

A couple of weeks ago VS said that XN had one offer and another one pending. So it seems that she's got a new job, too!

Congratulations, XN!

Update (6/24/10): WL reports that the new position is in Southie.

Quote of the day

You can't spell "slaughter" without "laughter".


Sunday, May 16, 2010


Tonight RA met Bossy (and her Boston-area posse) in the flesh!.

Truly a dream come true!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lewis Black on Beck

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Monday, May 10, 2010

All you need to do is try!