Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Why we like shellfish

Apparently, at least according to a professor from a state with no coastline, shellfish may have saved the human race at some point in its history when there were no protesters available to lobby world leaders to prevent climate change. 

How shellfish saved the human race

Image courtesy Flickr user avlxyz, via CC
 Yum.  I guess that explains why I like shellfish so much.  How does it explain the existence of people with shellfish allergies though? 

Friday, August 29, 2008

Fish Flops on Friday

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

NBC is clueless

Adam at Messing About In Sailboats posts about NBC's lack of Olympic sailing coverage. I agree, it is pretty abysmal. Even on the website, they can't get the names (or sex) of the sailing competitors right when the competitors' names are WRITTEN ON THEIR SAIL!!!

It's pretty obvious that the sailors in the photo above are not Sarah Mergenthaler and Amanda Clark but are actually Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl.

Friday, April 18, 2008

(Gold)Fish on Fridays

83-year-old Ada Shaw has had her pet goldfish Goldie for 15 years, 50% longer than a goldfish is expected to live even with great care. Goldie is a whopping 15.7 inches long and weighs over two pounds! Shaw, of Folkestone, Kent, cleans his tank once a week and adds a bit of boiling water to keep it warm.

Looks Like A Big Laser

They keep making these big yachts look more and more like Bruce Kirby's humble Laser hull shape:
Wide and flat is fast, apparently.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Photo of the Day: Solomon Sea

I found this on the internet with only the somewhat cryptic caption "Solomon Sea" to indicate where it came from and who these adventurers are.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Iceman 2008 - Crazier than Tillerman?

Some guy from Wisconsin has already rigged up his (unusually rigged) Laser and gone sailing. Why is my boat still sitting under a tarp in my backyard? I'm pretty sure that the lake near my house is completely free from ice, unlike Lake Kegonsa.