The 47 Most Miserable Airports

I fly into three of these airports which are on the top ten a few times a year (Miami, Vegas, and Chicago(ORD)) and agree that Chicago should be near the top (They have it ranked 2nd worse right below Detroit). I don’t think I’ve ever had a flight that wasn’t delayed leaving O’Hare.

This table ranks the 47 largest hub and nonhub airports according to a combination of on-time performance and average load factor. The airports with the highest Airport Misery Index have the worst combination of late and crowded flights.

On-time performance data are year to date through April 2007. Load factor data are year to date through February 2007.

Eye Direction and Lying

It looks like I’m going to be experimenting with this on coworkers for the rest of the day.

So can the direction a person’s eyes reveal whether or not they are making a truthful statement? Short answer: sort of. But, it isn’t as simple as some recent television shows or movies make it seem. In these shows a detective will deduce a person is being untruthful simply because they looked to the left or right while making a statement.

In reality, it would be foolish to make such a snap judgment without further investigation… but the technique does have some merit. So, here it is… read, ponder and test it on your friends and family to see how reliable it is for yourself.

(via Information Junk)

12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know


While the Internet still retains some of the “wild wild west” feel, increasingly Internet activity, and particular blogging, is being shaped and governed by state and federal laws. For US bloggers in particular, blogging has become a veritable land mine of potential legal issues, and the situation isn’t helped by the fact that the law in this area is constantly in flux. In this article we highlight twelve of the most important US laws when it comes to blogging and provide some simple and straightforward tips for safely navigating them.

(via Digg)

There’s a Rat in Mi Kitchen

rats in a restaurant

NEW YORK — The parent company of KFC and Taco Bell _ still smarting from last year’s E. coli scare _ has been forced back into damage-control mode after television cameras caught rats scampering around a restaurant floor.

Here’s the article from the Washington Post.
Ok, I know that any big city’s downtown core has rats, and mice.
But, Holy Canolli!
If you haven’t already seen this video, click on the image.
I’ll never complain about having to cook, and stay home to eat again.

To hear UB40’s Rat in Mi Kitchen, click here.

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2006

I hope I’m not ruining it if I give you numbers 1 and 2:

1. Valley of the Kings Tomb
KV63 was the first tomb to be excavated in the Valley of the Kings since Tutankhamun’s in 1922. The chamber held seven 18th Dynasty coffins.

2. 3-Million-Year-Old Child
After years of chiseling tiny bones out of sandstone blocks from Ethiopia’s Rift Valley, paleontologists announced the discovery of a nearly complete Australopithecus afarensis child (see “The New Face of Evolution”).

(via Mystery of the Haunted Vampire)

Gerald Ford Responsible for Right on Reds

This almost makes up for my netflix arriving a day later than it should (although I’m still upset about my cellphone delay):

As America mourns the passing of the late former President Gerald Ford, in the automotive world we remind ourselves of one of the simplest yet greatest things he ever did for drivers in America: the Right Turn On Red (RTOR).

Highway traffic policy is a matter for each state to determine, but as President, Ford was a strong proponent of the states passing it into law. He pushed for and signed a federal bill encouraging the policy, but for those unfamiliar, the reason may surprise you. Naturally it wasn’t about making driving more convenient, it was an energy decision, designed to reduce the number of hours cars spend idling at intersections.