Monthly Archives: June 2013

What Nik Wallenda Teaches Us About Everyday Life

Nik Wallenda walked a wire across the Grand Canyon without a net a few days ago. Why didn’t he use a net like he did when crossing Niagara Falls? The answer is that his sponsor, The Discovery Channel, didn’t require … Continue reading

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Flounders and a Ship Model in South Texas

The amazingly detailed model above is made of teak, ebony, cedar, rosewood, and mahogany and took two years to complete. It depicts the Dutch ship that defeated the British in the Four Days Battle of 1666. I ate a rare … Continue reading

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Taxing iTunes Music and Other Intangibles

Nathanael Arnold from Wall Street Cheat Sheet asks, Although the First Sale doctrine in U.S. copyright law gives you the right to sell your physical media products after you “first” purchased them, the law currently does not extend that doctrine … Continue reading

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Winter in the Land of the Iguana

Last winter Mary explored the small fishing town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and saw a little girl taking pictures of a big iguana; so Mary took out her camera, too. Mary was curious to know what they look like … Continue reading

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