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Science of Nascar - Stock Car Racing - Physics - Aerodynamics - New York Times

"Two cars drafting together can go 3 to 5 miles an hour faster than a solo car, and extra trailing cars add a little more speed, which is why the drivers spend so much time in single-file bumper-to-bumper traffic."

'Clean Team' interrogated 9/11 suspects - Washington Post-

"FBI and military interrogators who began work with the suspects in late 2006 called themselves the "Clean Team," and set as their goal collecting of virtually the same information the CIA had obtained from five of the six through duress at secret prisons"

"A Perfect Gentleman Through It All": Roy Scheider, 1932 -2008

"Hoffman says to hold it and he turns to the director, John Schlesinger, and tells him that he thinks it is wrong for his character to have a flashlight in his bed table."


"Apparently, goatees are part of a backlash to feminism. Or something. I'll never look at Johnny Depp the same away again, that quietly defiant bastard."

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall | If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

"But it begins to sound like (horrors) anarchy. Maybe that's what we now have as a form of government: unitary anarchy. I like it. It works for me!"

Summit Daily News for Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and Frisco Colorado - News

"In the late 1980s, Fraser filed for a copyright on the icebox tagline, sparking a furor in International Falls, Minn., where a lucrative cold-weather testing industry had sprouted."

The Empty Spaces - Theater - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

"A theater I'm working at this year is hosting a promotional event to coax "young people" to see our show. Their definition of young? Under 45."