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"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

September 07, 2005

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On This Day - 7 September. In 1871 Nathan Coker, a blacksmith from Easton, Maryland, demonstrated his fire immunity before many prominent local officials. Unlike some other famous fire handlers, Coker needed no trance or preparation. A shovel was heated to a white-glow, and Coker 'pulled off his boots and placed the hot shovel on the soles of his feet, and kept it there until the shovel became black.' (New York Herald 7 Sept 1871). He also swilled molten lead-shot around his mouth until it solidified; held glowing coals in his hands; and took a red-hot iron out of the fire with his hands.
Taken from Fortean Times

While we focus on New Orleans, please don't forget those throughout Mississippi who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. Talking of New Orleans, I suspect pumping toxic water straight into the Gulf of Mexico may cause more problems than it solves....and why would you stay? I know it's home, but you have no electric, no sanitation, and the water is contaminated.

In other news - it's the final Test in the Ashes starting tomorrow...can we beat the Australians one last time?

England 0 - 1 Northern Ireland!! That is some result....any chance of winning the next 2 matches?

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