not all evil news

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

It must be the money. People across the U.S. are buying up lottery tickets in an effort to be the big winner of Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery which is now above the $200 million mark. According to an expert on odds and gambling, if you drive 10 miles to buy a ticket, you are 16 times more likely to be killed in a car crash on your way than to win the prize. If you buy 50 tickets a week, you would win the Powerball an average of once every 30,000 years.

NON(SUR)PLUSED

The combination of the tax cut and the softening economy will all-but erase the budget surplus. That might be just the right recipe for an all out holy war in D.C this Fall.

BREAST FEED YOUR MIND

According to a recent study, children who are breast fed for more than six months may end up being smarter than their peers unfortunately the researchers don’t indicate when it is too late to try to catch up…

In another piece of breakthrough science, British researchers indicate that kids who physically bully
others are less likely to suffer from nightmares, psychosomatic illnesses, and aches and pains than their victims.

Scientists discover a brainless sea creature that is coated with an all-seeing eye. I think I may have had him for Social Studies in JR High.

The science of happiness.

New York needed to find a way to get rid of their retired subway cars. Delaware needed to create an artificial coastal reef. Stand clear of the closing doors. I want one!!!

PUTTING THE REAL IN REALITY TV?

We know that reality television can win viewers as well as celebrities can. But can the participants keep up in the area of public scandal? Survivor’s first winner Richard Hatch is doing his part as he is arrested (again) for assaulting his ex-boyfriend. Maybe we can see him on my fave reality show… COPS!

VEILED THREATS

Following a fight that broke out during her wedding reception, a bride paid a little visit to the mobile home of one of the participants. When the cops arrived, the first thing they saw was that the door had been kicked off its hinges. I’ll let you take it from there…

ichnology & supplant (Both in regards to feet)

ichnology (ik-NOL-uh-jee) noun

A branch of paleontology dealing with the study of fossilized footprints, tracks, traces, etc.

[From ichno- (track or footstep) + -logy (study).]

supplant (suh-PLANT), transitive verb:
1. To take the place of (another), especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics; as, a rival supplants another.
2. To take the place of and serve as a substitute for.

Supplant derives from Latin supplantare, “to put one’s foot under another, to throw down a person by tripping up his heels,” from sub-, “under” + plantare, “to stamp the ground with the foot,” from planta, “the sole of the foot.”