Tale Twisters

Hey, did you know …

  1. Doomsday bunkers are all the rage right now. So much so, in fact, that one Texas company has seen a whopping 400% increase in sales in the past two months.
  2. PetPace LLC markets a wearable health monitoring system for pets and working animals, including police canines.
  3. Isopropyl methylphosphonic acid, a chemical which sarin degrades into, was found in the blood and urine samples taken from recent victims of the gas attacks in Syria.
  4. FABIS-Mobile is a facial recognition software that performs real-time identification of individuals using still or video images.
  5. A secure means for protecting and storing fingerprints is in use at U.S. border crossings.
  6. Higher quality fingerprint collection with silicone membranes.
  7. On June 30, 2012, clocks gained an extra second. Why? Because the earth’s rotation is slightly slowing, increasing the length of a solar day.
  8. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) has moved forward with a number of technologies to make software safer against hacking. Gee, I wonder what it was that suddenly brought this action to the front burner …
  9. Scientists have developed a “super sponge” that absorbs mercury from a contaminated body water within seconds. The sponge converts the toxin into a non-toxic material that can be tossed into a landfill. The sponge also kills bacterial and fungal microbes. So yes, it’s a super sponge.
  10. Re-accommodation of paying customers. Let’s examine the definition of this term in the United Airlines policy manual.

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This is why I cut WAY back on speaking at events. I DESPISE air travel.

  1. Chris
    Chris says:

    United left me and my husband stranded so many times, I finally told our travel agent not to ever book me on it again. This was after being up for 36 hours because of a canceled flight out of Frankfurt which ballooned into an 8 hour layover at O’Hare, and on and on. I’d take a train first, or a bus, or maybe even a donkey cart. Too bad. I can remember the days when flying was a fun adventure.

  2. Marilyn Meredith
    Marilyn Meredith says:

    Flying has become a thing of the past for me. I just couldn’t make those jaunts between airways in the short amount of time given me. Had a huge panic attack in the Dallas airport because of this–decided it wasn’t worth it. Now take all my speaking engagements within driving distance.