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May 24, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (24 May 2014)

This figures. Thomas Piketty's empirical work seems to be unraveling. Sounds like standard leftist manipulation of the data that we've all grown accustomed to from the AGW/Climate Change/Whatever their calling it today crowd.


Tug Of War

A history of Tug-of-War fatalities. Man, I had no idea.

On June 13, 1978 in a Pennsylvania suburb, the entirety of Harrisburg middle school -- some 2,300 students -- lined up in a schoolyard and attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the largest tug of war game ever played. Instead, disaster ensued.

Twelve minutes into the match, the 2,000-foot-long braided nylon rope snapped, recoiling several thousand pounds of stored energy. It sounded like someone pulled the string on a party cracker, recalled 14-year-old participant Shannon Meloy. I smelled something burning and I thought it was the rope...but it was hands. I looked down and saw...blood. In the ensuing chaos, nearly 200 students lay wounded -- five with severed fingertips, and one missing a thumb. Hundreds more faced second-degree burns.

The Other NFL Story

Fingers crossed this kid makes the 53-man roster even though he is an Eagle. Eagles' Villanueva eager for chance at the NFL.

In Russia...

Mexican Drug Cartels

Gee, I wonder why the Mexican drug cartels feel emboldened to pull this stuff on our side of the border? Threatening billboards with hanging mannequins warning cops to choose 'silver over lead'.

Strange Products

Anyone try this one yet? Peanut butter jelly time beer. Perfect for your lunch box I suppose.

Is this for real? Camel balls extra sour bubblegum? So this is how MERS is spreading.

Instructor Zero

Army Camo

For the Army, looks like what was old is new again. Take a sneak peak at the new camo pattern the Army will switch to this year.

Red Lobster Update

Oh man. It's on now! Man sues Red Lobster, waitress for $1M after n-word receipt mess.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by animals that think they are people:

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