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Thursday, May 08, 2008



It has a bill and webbed feet like a duck, lays eggs like a bird or a reptile but also produces milk and has a coat of fur like a mammal. The genetic code of the Duck-billed Platypus has been mapped. Turns out that it is an early off-shoot of the mammalian line that has retained many characteristics of a reptile. Found only in Australia. when the first specimen was sent to Europe in the 19th century, many researchers thought it was some elaborate hoax.

In related news, the continuing study of the human genome has discovered up to 250 regions where the reference genome sequenced over 13 years may be missing information.

In the event of a natural catastrophy or major terrorist attack, we would send the injured to the hospital, right? WRONG! It turns out that the seven major cities in the US do not have the capability to handle a sudden surge in emergency patients. Those are the big cities. Smaller communities are in even worse shape. Scary.

In what can only be described as "Fifth Column" activity, the popular, extremely ultra-right-wing, radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, has claimed victory for his "Operation Chaos". He now is endorsing Barack Obama for those Republicans that can crossover and vote in their primaries for candidates of the Democratic ticket.

American politics are more fun than a 3-ring circus.

Of course, no country in the world can hold a candle to italy. They change governments more often than a teenage girl changes clothes.

In the Science-Warfare Department, new technology is on the horizon that will make better bullets, mines and bombs. Looking at our history, you have to acknowledge that America is the most war-loving nation since the Roman Empire.

Top 15 Natural Disasters of All Time

After a peaceful 9,000 year nap, Chile's Chaitén volcano woke up in a bad mood.

Americans hate a "quitter". We are indoctrinated from birth to never give up. Like her or not, you must recognize Clinton's tenacity.

Thank you so much for coming over. I appreciate the company. I'll be back later with more. Enjoy your day.




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