Stop Inhaling Helium

August 26, 2015

Details on Compound Interest

Google and Cape Cod

August 24, 2015

Our Cape Cod vacation was awesome, as it has been for several years. I use Google Photos which always puts together a “story” when you go on a trip.

This year we had to put our dog in a kennel. They are great and always email pictures. Since I downloaded the pictures to my phone, they got added to our story.

Somebody Get Katie Ledecky A Time Machine

August 7, 2015

A great headline by FiveThirtyEight.

If you don’t know who she is, she won the 2012 Olympic gold medal for 800m freestyle swimming. At 15. And it wasn’t close.

She recently broke a world record in a qualifying heat. Meaning when she wasn’t really trying.

In April she swam a 400m freestyle heat in  4:02:67 (off her record pace). Michael Phelps swam it in the same time that day.

And just took it a little further:

In other words, it’s not just that she can play with the boys. If you took Katie Ledecky in a (backward) time machine to some point before August 1961, she would quite likely be the fastest human being in water in the history of the Earth — over any distance.

She’s 18.


August 7, 2015

Holding hands?


August 7, 2015

For the next two weeks…


Vacation starts Sunday. No posts for a while…

The Whirling Hurling

August 6, 2015

A good one from smbc:

Not Sure Why, But We’ll Miss You

August 6, 2015

Arby’s shows an excellent sense of humor: