Feeding Frenzy: To Infinity or Not
Mathematician Benoit B. Mandelbrot, known for his work on fractals, died this week. Wikipedia insists that his middle initial doesn’t stand for anything, but it seems far more likely that the “B” stands for “Benoit B. Mandelbrot”…
There was never any real chance of a Democrat stealing South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint’s seat in the US Senate, but Democratic candidate Alvin Greene has shown just how bad things can get. Greene hasn’t campaigned, faces felony charges for showing a college student pornography, and proposed creating jobs by hiring people to make action figures of himself—but words don’t do him justice. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Turn the volume up and stick around for the end.
Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, all but confirmed his son Kim Jong-un as his successor. Imagine living in such a backwards and unjust system that the leader of a country is chosen by birthright…oh, right.
At least Kim Jong-il picked his most qualified son.
The trapped Chilean miners were rescued after spending 69 days in an area slighter larger and slightly less sunlit than the area an average Wash U. student covers in the same period of time.