Bottle messages are icons in our culture, and interest in them continues unabated. Here are some facts about messages in bottles that add to the romance.
Captain Cook named it Christmas Island, despite the fact that he actually arrived on Christmas Eve.
Prisoners Cinema plays 24/7. Even if you don’t want it to.
I’m holding in my hand a deck of cards, and they’re wonderful.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Fire up a Google for a moment. Type in the words “How do you pronounce…” and then look at the autofill results. If you get the results I did, the first hit will be “gyro.’ Or is that “gyro” or “gyro”? The second hit will […]
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Most history buffs know that Japanese suicide pilots, know as Kamikaze, were devastating to allied vessels. The word “Kamikaze” means “divine wind,” and refers to a series of typhoons that wiped out invading Mongols off the Japanese coast in the 13th century. When the tide […]
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Ahh Bermuda, that beautiful Caribbean island filled where natives in grass skirts offer you exotic drinks under palm trees by a waterfall and where planes and ships suddenly disappear in vast numbers! Well, hopefully you picked up on the fact that everything in that sentence […]
Words are powerful, but why do we have some words that are taboo or bad?
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS I made my wife a cup of coffee this morning, and an image of totem poles came to mind. You’re due an explanation. About ten years ago, James “The Amazing” Randi and I were in the small kitchen at the former James Randi Educational Foundation […]
There’s a routine that’s been done only once, and it is arguably the greatest magic trick ever performed.