Monday, February 27, 2006

"I'll explain it all to them when they get older about why they look so different."

Black and white twins
When Kylie Hodgson gave birth to twin daughters by caesarean section, she was just relieved that they had arrived safely.
It was only when the midwife handed them over for her to hold that she noticed the difference between them.
Remee, who weighed 5lb 15oz, was blonde and fair skinned. Her sister Kian, born a minute later weighing 6lb, was black.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Notice they aren't in red, white, and blue

Judi Werthein has designed a special "crossing trainer" to help illegal immigrants cross the border from Mexico to the US.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A Random Assortment of Links

My husband treats me like a piece of property! And I like it just fine, thank you. For example, he sent me the link to Electric Venom's website, who has been discussing her family's decision to homeschool their young son. He also turned me on to Salon's article discussing the fact that more and more men are eschewing college. (Don't miss the "Letters" section. My favorite? "Sorry, but if the future of caucasian [sic] humanity depends upon women being nothing but fetus factories, as far as I'm concerned, the white race will just have to die out.")

JLH's pens the best blog entry I have ever read. The only thing I would add is one more link: "Why Some Old Lovers Look Alike."
Yes, it is true: "If your spouse is genetically similar, you're more likely to have a happy marriage, for example. Child abuse rates are lower when similarity is high, and you'll also be more altruistic and willing to sacrifice more for someone who is more genetically like you, research shows."

Like any good survivalist, I just purchased "How to Survive a Robot Uprising." Consider yourselves warned, people!