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Frontiers of science

Otto Stern

News Headline: “Drink coffee and wine for a healthy stomach, says new study.”
News Headline: “Eating chocolate every day ‘good for your health’–study.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) in the news

Ted Cruz
Rush Limbaugh regarding Ted Cruz:
“I think what happened is that another conservative messenger was systematically, piece by piece, destroyed.”
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

QT Bureau of Waits and Half-Measures

Spider Monkeys

News Item: “. . . the equivalent weight of nearly nine fully loaded 747 airplanes. . . .”
Or 105,885 spider monkeys. if you are still trying to visualize it.
News Item:  “. . . the equivalent weight of 152 African elephants. . . .”
Or 107,730 spider monkeys.
Needless to say, if you laid 107,730 spider monkeys end to end, the monkeys would stretch as far as 11,970 Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles.
In case you wondered.

The Making of the President 2016nado!

Donald Trump

News Headline: “Republican elite’s kissing up to Trump is quite the spectacle.”
News Headline: “HBO airs live horse sex.”
We take our spectacles where we can find them.

If at first. . . .

Glenn Beck
News Headline: “Glenn Beck invites America to join him in another fast.”
The first one didn’t seem to work.
But maybe this time. . . .
To Glenn Beck and his supporters:
Stop eating until further notice.
We’ll get back to you..

QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Yellowstone
The U.S. Geological Survey reports “a small amount of ground uplift” in April–but reassures us that “current deformation patterns at Yellowstone remain within historical norms” after a “fascinating year of ups and downs.”

From the QT news ticker

New Ticker
News Headline: “Will Carly Fiorina save Ted Cruz’s candidacy?”
News Headline: “Can Bernie Sanders still emerge the winner?”
News Headline: “Is Hillary Clinton dishonest?”
News Headline: “When did Donald Trump change?”
News Headline: “What is Cruz up to?”
No, yes, on occasion, from moment to moment, no good.
See how easy?

Breaking news. . . .

Correspondents' Dinner
News Headline:
 “Politicians, celebrities walk the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner red carpet.”
News Headline: “An inside look at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.”
Speaking of looks, H.L. Mencken once said that the only way a reporter should look at a politician is down.
That is what he said a long time ago.