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Saw Fan Fang on Wealth TV last night. Apparently, he broke the Guinness record (his thirteenth) after putting 34 people into a single bubble (not as visually impressive as it sounds, but at this point, I wanted to see what else this guy can do). Turns out, Fang has got himself an Off Broadway Stage Spectacular running through Sept. 2. The Off Broadway price isn't so spectacular. But if any of you get a chance to see it, I'd like to hear what you have to say...


  

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Although both men and women look at the image of George Brett when directed to find out information about his sport and position, men tend to focus on private anatomy as well as the face. For the women, the face is the only place they viewed.



  

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He drafts 18-wheelers with the engine off and takes "death turns" at 52 miles an hour. Maybe I'm missing the point, but the king of the hypermilers seems more like an accident waiting to happen than a hero in the post 9/11 era.
"I'm not just doing this for myself," Wayne told me before we met. "I'm doing this for my country and the world."



  

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This guy ate the world's hottest chile pepper and lived to tell about it?! How hot could it be?
When Paul Bosland exhaled after taking a bite of the world’s hottest chile pepper, it felt like he was breathing fire.

“Got milk?” he thought.

Bhut Jolokia, the world’s hottest chile pepper The next thing Bosland thought, after gulping down a soda, was, “That chile has got to be some kind of record.”

He was right.

In fall of 2006, the Guinness Book of Records confirmed that New Mexico State University Regent’s Professor Paul Bosland had indeed discovered the world’s hottest chile pepper, Bhut Jolokia.

Bhut Jolokia, at 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), is nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the chile pepper variety it replaces as the world’s hottest. A New Mexico green chile contains about 1,500 SHUs and an average jalapeno measures at about 10,000 SHUs.



  

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I'm sure I wasn't the first to think of it, but I'd like to go on record saying that sometime during our screening of An Inconvient Truth I leaned over to Terry and said in so many words, you mean to tell me there isn't someone out there who can come up with some idea to rid the atmosphere of these gases (a.k.a. Mega Maid)? Link via Virgin Earth.
"Up until now, what has not been asked seriously on a systematic basis is, is there some way that some of that extra carbon dioxide may be scavenged effectively out of the atmosphere? And no one knows the answer to that," Gore said.




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