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It started, as so many things do these days, with a lost phone. A nice young lady named Courtney was traveling in a New York City cab. Upon leaving the cab, however, she left—as so many people do these days—her iPhone behind.
Usually, young Courtney’s story would have a sad ending: the phone found, its precious contents wiped clean, its skeletal hardware sold on the black market to the highest bidder.
But this story is not sad. This story is awesome. Because after Courtney left the cab, and her phone along with it, the vehicle was hailed by a guy named Frank. Frank found Courtney’s phone. He examined it, trying to determine who its owner might be. And after some investigation—phones, after all, containing much of our personal data—he came to a wondrous conclusion: The phone in question belonged to Courtney Love. Yes. That Courtney Love.
Oh, and the Frank in question? That would be Frank Bruni, op-ed columnist for The New York Times. Because New York.
So, say you’re Frank Bruni, Timesman and gentleman, in possession of Courtney Love’s iPhone. What do you do then? How do you, you high-profile Good Samaritan, make sure that Courtney Love’s lost iPhone is returned to her? You tweet, obviously.
Just loving this story.
Some of the amazing exchanges between callers and astronaut Chris Hadfield from the Brian Lehrer Show today.
+ Caller, 8 years old, asks: What does it feel like when you go into space? Chris Hadfield: It’s very powerful, with lots of turbulence. Then engines shut off and you instantly float. "You would really like it."
+ Caller asks: What’s it like when you return to earth? Chris Hadfield says space travel changes the blood flow, and it took 2 weeks after returning to not feel dizzy, and 4 months before he could run again.
+ Caller aks: What’s an astronaut’s take on alien life? Chris Hadfield: “I don’t know of any astronauts who think we’re alone in the universe.”
+ Brian asks: How do you think like an astronaut? Chris Hadfield says it’s about how you confront and control your fear.
+ Caller asks: Do astronauts become more or less religious when they go to space? Chris Hatfield: “It deepens whatever belief system got you there.”
+ Brian asks: Is it physically possible to have sex in zero gravity? Chris Hatfield: “Of course! Why not? It could be fun. But that’s personal.”
The whole thing is really worth a listen.
-Jody, BL Show-
Everything about this.
Love love this.
Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
Socialism at work.
I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.
This is amazing!
OMG. Why didn’t I think of this?