I love, hate, love the wall street journal

Some gems from today and yesterday:

“Then on Jan. 10, 2001, a deranged catfish farmer went on a rampage in a small Northern California town, killing three people and igniting public outrage.”

(Nothing wrong with the sentence [& it was actually a serious article], I just found the mental image amusing [er…except for the people dying part]. Come to think of it, I actually can’t imagine such a thing as a non-deranged catfish farmer.)

“To calculte the total power generated over a storm’s lifetime, Dr. Emanuel multiplied each hurricane’s maximum sustained wind speed by itself and then multiplied that result by the wind speed again, a calculation known as cubing.”

(If someone doesn’t know what a number cubed means, I can recommend some alternative reading material to the morning paper.)


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