Tuesday, March 31, 2009
#1: The Swiss Spaghetti 1957
The respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."
#2: Sidd Finch 1985
Sports Illustrated published a story about a new rookie pitcher who planned to play for the Mets. His name was Sidd Finch, and he could reportedly throw a baseball at 168 mph with pinpoint accuracy. This was 65 mph faster than the previous record. Surprisingly, Sidd Finch had never even played the game before. Instead, he had mastered the "art of the pitch" in a Tibetan monastery under the guidance of the "great poet-saint Lama Milaraspa." Mets fans celebrated their teams' amazing luck at having found such a gifted player, and Sports Illustrated was flooded with requests for more information. In reality this legendary player only existed in the imagination of the author of the article, George Plimpton.
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Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009 3:00 AM
By Alan Zibel
Entire article is here: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2009/03/27/mortgage_rates_0327.ART_ART_03-27-09_C12_JHDC9V2.html?sid=101
WASHINGTON -- Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to the lowest level on record after the
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The entire article is here: http://www.frontdoor.com/Buy/HomePrice-Indices-Which-Is-Most-Accurate/54755
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Franklin County property owners have until March 31 to try to save a few dollars on their tax
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Dispatch Article is here: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/03/19/grow.ART_ART_03-19-09_A1_F6D9J13.html?sid=101
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
When most condominium buyers have quickly fled to the sidelines, developer Jeff Edwards is
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Make your home a more pleasant place to live, and then you can profit from it when it's time to sell.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
If you’ve got an opinion to voice, you can contact William E. Carleton, the Executive Director at the Statehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-752-9777.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Dine Originals Columbus's Inaugural Restaurant Week takes place March 9-15, 2009. More than 40 Dine Original member restaurants, from casual to fine dining, will participate. Each restaurant will prepare a special fixed-priced menu- some restaurants at $15 and some at $30 (excluding gratuity and tax). The menus will be unique and exciting. Reservations are strongly encouraged where applicable.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
The entire link is here: http://www.columbusunderground.com/weinland-park-development-plans-moving-forward