Shut Up! It’s Hard To See You
Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore have found that the brain cannot effectively activate visual and auditory input simultaneously. The research was done to measure the benefits of drivers who operate a cell phone with a headset. Professor Steven Yantis, a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, led the study and said, “Our research helps explain why talking on a cell phone can impair driving performance, even when the driver is using a hands-free device.”
Mama Cruz Would’ve Beat You Back Into The Woods
The 11-year old Boy Scout, Brennan Hawkins, who spent four days lost in the mountains of Utah, was found alive yesterday. Apparently the youngster climbed up the mountain (about 5 miles) rather than following the path of least resistance and heading down. Although Hawkins saw a search party on horse-back days earlier, he says he became afraid and avoided them. Sidebar: Mama Cruz would’ve been elated to find me, and then beat my behind back up into the woods.
Let the MF Burn! Burn, MF Burn!
In 1998 the Supreme Court ruled that the burning of the flag was protected under free-speech laws. Now, there’s a chance Congress will overturn that decision and make the burning of the flag a crime. The amendment would read, “The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States." Although this amendment has come to Congress six times in the past and failed, many believe it has a chance of making it through this time.
Day 3; No Patch; Clear the Area!
Keep passin’ the open windows…