"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Gruesome Fact of the Day
I just learned something that kind of shocked me because I had never heard anything at all about it before.
Last year, 67 people in the United States were beheaded on trains.
Yeah, you read that right.
Usually it was a consequence of sticking their head out of the window. Then BAM, no more head.
Sixty seven people. That's more than one a week. And you never hear about it.
Yet, there is an even more macabre part of this story.
Out of the 67 chopped off heads, they only recovered 12.
That means there are 55 misplaced heads over the last 12 months alone. If this figure is pretty true to pattern, that means there are about 500 or more heads out there just in the last ten years!
Gives a new meaning to "the other side of the tracks"...
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