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Study: Religion Is Good for Kids

Kids with religious parents are better behaved and adjusted than other children, according to a new study that is the first to look at the effects of religion on young child development.

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

“Kryptonite” discovered in Serbian Mine

London (UK) – A mineral matching the composition of Superman’s feared Kryptonite has been discovered in a mine in Serbia.

“Towards the end of my research I searched the web using the mineral’s chemical formula – sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide – and was amazed to discover that same scientific name, written on a case of rock containing kryptonite stolen by Lex Luther from a museum in the film Superman Returns.”

GASP!!

That was the sound one of my colleagues made when I admitted, publicly, that I don’t recycle that much. Followed by, “you’re carbon footprint must be HUGE!”

It’s a grievous contribution to global warming. And part of my diabolical plan to make it rain less in the Pacific Northwest.

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

As most of you know, I spend the majority of my time in the Pacific Northwest. I travel thousands of miles every month, across a territory that is vast and beautiful. There is SO MUCH to see, although most of the landscape whizzes by at 65 mph.

But, by far, the strangest thing I’ve seen is the moss. Out here, moss doesn’t so much as grow as it invades. Anything stationary grows moss. Stones. Trees. Pavement. Houses. Cars.

And what’s really weird is that the moss growth forms its own little ecosystem. I nearly ran off the road a few days ago, craning my neck to see a garage completely covered in moss, huge ferns, and a small tree. There might have been a deer. Definitely birds and probably a family of chipmunks.

*shudder*

It’s a good thing I don’t sit still for very long.