Archive for October, 2008

Dead Voters Voting

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Thousands of dead Floridians are registered to vote and some in Central Florida had ballots cast in their names long after their deaths.

As a Floridian, I must sarcastically say that we should feel an intense pride during election season… Because Florida, we fail at elections.

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One-Hundred-and-Twenty-Three Year Old Cornea

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

OSLO (Reuters Life!) – Bernt Aune’s transplanted cornea has been in use for a record 123 years — since before the Eiffel Tower was built.

“This is the oldest eye in Norway — I don’t know if it’s the oldest in the world,” Aune, an 80-year-old Norwegian and former ambulance driver, told Reuters by telephone on Thursday. “But my vision’s not great any longer.”

He had a cornea transplanted into his right eye in 1958 from the body of an elderly man who was born in June 1885. The operation was carried out at Namsos Hospital, mid-Norway.

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The Millennials

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I guess I’m a Trophy Kid. Never thought of it that way, but it’s probably true. Heck, I have a shelf full of trophies I won as a teenager. In fact, I have 3 table tennis trophies (first, second and third places), 2 bicycle cross trophies (first, third places) and about 12 medals also in table tennis.

Summary: The Millennials expect more from their employers. Stuff like being able to listen to music at work, being able to take personal phone calls and being able to dress casually are common requirements…

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