And This Is Why You Want to Be Careful around Explosives

You may have already heard, but since I don’t have anything better to post right now, I’ll tell you again. The San Diego Fourth of July fireworks show this year malfunctioned, setting off the entire thing like a match in a fireworks factory, burning through the entire 18-minute display in about 20 seconds. I think […]

Creepy Crawlies Everywhere, and Ants and Flies

At the Museum of Science in Boston, the last time I was there, they had a display of cockroaches, big ones. (Similar to the display pictured here, which is from the London Zoo.) Even though the buggies were behind plastic, I felt an urgent need to get out of there as fast possible. My phobia […]