Daily Archives: January 26, 2010

Coffeehouse observation No. 20

The guy or woman who came up with the idea to put coffee counters in bookstores is a genius. Books and coffee are a natural. Simply geeennnnnniiiiuuuuuusssssss!!

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Coffeehouse observation No. 19

How can a coffeehouse run out of coffee?! It’s happen to me more than once, most usually at a Starbuck’s. Go figure!

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US Wind Industry Breaks Record for Installations in 2009

US Wind Industry Breaks Record for Installations in 2009

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Coffeehouse observation No. 18

Everyone has heard of barroom fights, but has anyone heard of a coffeehouse fight? I think not. Perhaps coffee is the beverage of peace. Do you suppose there’s a Noble prize in this for me?

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Confused by moose-car collisions in Maine

Here’s today’s trivia question from DownEast.com.

How many moose-car collisions occur in Maine each year?

Answer:

In a statistically typical year, some 700 people collide with moose, 160 are injured, and 3 are killed.

OK, I’m slightly confused by the answer to this question. First, I’m guessing that when it reads “700 people collide with moose,” it really means the vehicles in which the people were traveling collided with the moose, not the people themselves. But does that mean 700 collisions or 700 people were involved in those collisions? After all, a vehicle can carry more than one person.

And when it reads “160 are injured, and 3 are killed,” I assume it means people, not moose.

Interesting question. I just wish I was sure about the answer.

Quimby buys thousands more acres – Bangor Daily News

 Quimby buys thousands more acres – Bangor Daily News.

Activist seeks halt to offshore wind power testing

Activist seeks halt to offshore wind power testing

Economic forecasters see improving Maine economy

Economic forecasters see improving Maine economy

Free survey can help Mainers get healthier

Storm knocks out power to 10,000 in Maine

Storm knocks out power to 10,000 in Maine