How sure are we on this? Microwaves work by exciting water molecules. Removing the magnetron wouldn't change its function, would it? I'm thinking that the exploding stereo is bullshit? A) there's no contained water inside the stereo that would get heated to the point where it could create enough pressure to explode… » 7/29/14 5:52pm 59 minutes ago

I know that without a signed media release you have not given consent to broadcast or use of your image. You may have consented to the act and to filming your adventures. But media releases are taken seriously enough that you would have a case if your image was broadcast without your expressed written consent. » 7/23/14 1:02pm 7/23/14 1:02pm

An old Volvo Wagon. Flip the back seats down and there is a tonne of room for a sleeping bag on one side, and a metric tonne of stuff on the other. It'll run forever, has really strong roof rails to attach cargo bars, and it's totally incognito. You could live in this all over town and nobody will even look twice at… » 7/22/14 11:40am 7/22/14 11:40am

Not these days. I'm 43. I hang out with guys in their late 60s who are still cycling 200 km in a weekend, running a couple of marathons in a year, and hiking in the Rockies on a regular basis. » 7/22/14 11:29am 7/22/14 11:29am

I think it's unfair to say that her dad did her project for her. Sourced her some fish? Probably. Helped her get the equipment together? Probably. However as a scientist and a parent who's interested in facilitating their child's learning, he very well may have stood back and just offered pointers. » 7/21/14 3:06pm 7/21/14 3:06pm

Ciao, I'd like you to meet my Bambinos. I don't play favourites but the one to my immediate left is the heir. The others... Well, the one on the far end is like a step-child (his mother is a racecar), the next was named after his Nonno and sadly, gets into all kinds of trouble. Always with the bodywork and repairs… » 7/21/14 1:03pm 7/21/14 1:03pm