- “Every year 100,000 people gather in Tultepec, Mexico to experience the nine day National Pyrotechnic Festival. Like most festivals, food, rides, music, and dancing are involved, but the biggest thrills are the amazing fireworks displays. Tultepec is the largest producer of fireworks in all of Mexico and Pyrotechnicians come to compete in contests that choreograph fireworks with music….” — NATIONAL PYROTECHNIC FESTIVAL IN TULTEPEC, MEXICO
- Hey! @garibaldirous made MSN coverage!
- This is cool – a bar in Melbourne is serving beers from the developing world and then putting the revenue into international aid. There are other non-profit bars but the difference is the product that also helps emerging economies. At The World’s First Nonprofit Bar, It’s Good To Drink A Lot
- The Atlantic Place Matters column has a map of museums and libraries – every one of them, so they say – across the US.
- Why is the FBI requesting an episode of Portlandia for internal training? Who knows but it’s nice to see a government agency using something fun, instead of dry PowerPoint slides.
- Coincidentally, David Burch shared another article about the FBI – this one about the investigation into the lyrics of the song Louie Louie and there’s an entire website dedicated to the inquiry. I originally learned about the excitement over the song in another song by Todd Snider, called The Ballad of the Kingsmen.
What I didn’t know was that Louie Louie was also performed by Paul Revere and the Raiders (of Indian Reservation fame) and that version was the more popular one in Portland.
Hmmmm… Portland and the FBI again.
- Pollution is a phenomenon we can and should abate. Hurricanes are terrible disasters. What if you could choose between them? Study: More air pollution equals fewer hurricanes