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Barbara Tomlinson
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If I'm invisible how'd I get caught?
You know that story about the bank robber who couldn't believe that he was recognized on security camera footage? "But I wore the juice!" He thought that lemon juice rubbed on his face would make him invisible, because of that trick where you write with lem...
If I'm invisible how'd I get caught?
If I'm invisible how'd I get caught?
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No Such Thing As A Term Paper
On this week's No Such Thing As A Fish podcast , Number 222, James's fact at 33 minutes into the recording is this:  “The Gulf Corvina fish has such loud sex that it can deafen dolphins” Our latest episode, No Such Thing As A Warmongering Pigeon, is now ava...
No Such Thing As A Term Paper
No Such Thing As A Term Paper
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Rattlesnake Foraging Behavior
I went out in the yard this evening to pick up pine cones and get ready to mow the yard for the first time this season. I spied a big ol Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake stretched out by the driveway when I had about 2 buckets of pine cones to go. I put down...
Rattlesnake Foraging Behavior
Rattlesnake Foraging Behavior
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Introducing WatUR: Real Games for Sale Now
(Note: I'm crossposting this on SpasmsOfAccommodation and Beachton.com) WatUR is now for sale on my Etsy store . I've listed one because I've only finished one. I have 11 more ready to sew up. As soon as they're done I'll edit the listing and release some c...
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WatUR: How It's Made
(This content is cross-posted with my other blog at beachton.com) PresURver I'm almost ready to sell my new version of the Royal Game of Ur. Thanks to  Chris Warnock  and his computer controlled laser cutter I have very sharp cases and unique dice and stone...
WatUR: How It's Made
WatUR: How It's Made
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2017 Wrap Up: No'-As-Big-As-Medium-Year-But-Bigger-Than-Small-Year-Year
This is my 2017 wrap up post. I glanced at the report  from 2016 . 2016 was the smallest year. I didn't try to beat that record in 2017. I decided to actually go places in my car. I got my transmission rebuilt after my 1996 Honda Accord turned over 300,000 ...
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Hype the Prototype
I've challenged myself to get 50 items listed on my Etsy store by November 16 when I will have a 50% off sale on my 50th birthday. Let's do this!
Hype the Prototype
Hype the Prototype
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WatUR: The World's Oldest Board Game, Modurnized
I've been working on a new project all summer. I saw a video in April of Tom Scott and Irving Finkel playing an ancient board game  and I became obsessed with it. I loved the dice especially. It uses 4 dice that represent 0 or 1. You add them up. This appea...
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Hurricane Harvey is no Wilma. Now we have iPhones.
I was up until 4:30 last night riveted by the KHOU YouTube channel out of Houston. The rain bands were hammering them after Hurricane Harvey, in a configuration their meteorologist aptly described as a layer cake tipped over. I read Tweets coming in all nig...
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I can't think of a better name for a 4x4
Yesterday I saw a story on FHB about a Chicago law firm filing suit against Menards and Home Depot for selling 4x4s that are only 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". They included some tweets from people reacting to this news. I'm sort of glad I saw this hot take first becaus...
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