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I can so relate to this animated graphic.  You don’t have to be a frustrated writer or technology worker to feel that way.  Very funny!  [via Tobias Buckell]

You have to read Scott Adams’ Confession.  Brilliant!  His quandary?  “Q. How many cartoonists does it take to change a light bulb? A. More than the number living in my house.”

Shucks!  “A study performed by the Research Laboratories of the Catholic University of Campobasso (Italy) confirms the beneficial effects that moderate consumption of alcohol has on our health. But this time it is not just cardiovascular disease that gets advantage from this: drinking in moderation reduces all-cause mortality.”

Check out this gallery of strange cloud formations.  Very cool!  It includes some videos and fascinating storm photographs in addition to the mesmerizing cloud structures.  [via Mark at Biomes Blog]

This is interesting.  “How many brothers and sisters you have, especially younger ones, could predict your chances of developing a brain tumor, according to a study published in the December 12, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The population-based study, the largest of its kind, analyzed 13,613 brain tumor cases in Sweden. It found people with four or more siblings were twice as likely to develop a brain tumor as people with no siblings. The study also found there was a two to fourfold increase in brain tumor rates among children younger than 15 who had three or more younger siblings compared to children of the same age who had no siblings. The study did not find an association between the number of older siblings and brain tumors.”

Be sure to visit Grand Rounds 3:12.  There are plenty of great posts from the medical community for your perusal.

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