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True Facts About Lethbridge (That Sound Made Up)

I enjoyed reading this Reddit Thread of true facts about Lethbridge that sound fake.

Some of the most interesting facts include:

  • Marilyn Manson was puched out in a Denny’s restaurant
  • A city councilor faked her own kidnapping while on official visit to the States then ran away with her lover to Las Vegas before she was found out and caught
  • we renamed the city after some guy who had never been here and never came here after we named it after him
  • A girl dressed like a storm trooper was arrested on May the 4th because she had a blaster
  • Bikers murdered some other bikers in a house in the London Road neighbourhood back in the 80s and the bodies ended up in a meat processing plant

These similar fact threads for Disneyland and Calgary are also great.

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The Downfall of Westjet

After the fiasco of trying to get our money back from the cancelled trip over the Christmas holidays I had sworn off WestJet but, alas, our Easter trip will use the travelbank money from that trip so I’ll kick the decision of what airline to use next time down the road.

I won’t get into the boring details, but let it be a lesson, dear reader, gone is the WestJet of years past. It makes me sad to say the Calgary company is easily just as bad as the other airlines. They’re not afraid to lie when it comes to taking your money.

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Renay Mandel Corrien’s Obituary

Writing a great obituary takes talent. I love this one for Renay Mandel Corren written by her son Andy Corren.

(Via)

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Lobster Diver Swallowed by a Whale

Michael Packard, the Lobster diver that found himself in the mouth of a whale did a Reddit Ask Me Anything:

I’m a lobster diver who recently survived being inside of a whale. AMA! from IAmA

He also survived a small plane crash and another time found a human body while diving.

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Stumbled

Stumble Upon1 is back. This time it’s called Stumbled.

(via Waxy)


  1. Stumble Upon Wikipedia Entry↩︎

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Remembering Aaron

It’s been eight years. I’m still shocked and disappointed.

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The Evolution of Trust

Check out this fun little game that teaches game theory and how trust evolves depending on some key variables. Trust me, you’re going to like this: http://ncase.me/trust/

(via Gary)

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Aaron Swartz is Dead

I rolled over this morning stressed out about Gabrielle and the situation as is typical these days. I pulled up Google+ on my iPhone to distract myself. I read some very sad news — Aaron Swartz had completed suicide.

I want to write about how this news has affected me. Words fail though — I’m not, after all, a master at words the way Aaron was. He inspired me. I always wished I could be him, and I always suspected that eventually our paths would cross and we would become fast friends. His death has really affected me deeply.

I am not nearly as smart or eloquent and I suppose I am glad not to have been in his situation but I will miss reading his brilliant writing.

It might seem strange to be sad about the passing of someone you’ve never met. People don’t understand why you care. The friendship was actually just an asynchronous following of his RSS feed, but his writing was one of small selection that were on my highest priority list. If he wrote something, I made a point of reading it. It’s so sad to think there won’t ever be any new posts from Aaron Swartz’s Raw Thought.

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Three Free Months of Flickr

Follow the link to three free months of a Flickr pro account.

http://flickr.com/holidaygift

As a special holiday gift, Flickr is offering to either upgrade accounts or extend them for three months; no strings attached.

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Jeff Milner on Google Plus

Google Plus IconIf you’d like to join Google Plus but don’t have an invitation code, you can use this one.

If you’d like to follow me on Google Plus, you can find me here.