What IS that?

If you use Google Maps a lot, every once in a while you’ll see something large and unusual in the “Satellite” view. Next time, instead of trying to decide what it is, head over to the Wikimapia mashup.

Wikimapia allows visitors to highlight any place on the map with a retangular outline and enter a short description of the place....

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A few cups…a few pints….what’s the difference?

A few weeks ago I found myself in the dairy section of Whole Foods with my girlfriend trying to remember how many cups were in a pint. We were picking up ingredients for a recipe that called for 3 cups of buttermilk. She picked up one pint, saying, “This should do it.”...

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