Swiss Scientist Claims Fungi Can Create Stradivarius Sound: A Swiss scientist says that treating wood used in making a violin with a special fungi can create a modern instrument that sounds indistinguishable from a true Stradivarius. On the other hand, who wants to buy a musical instrument that needs to be put on antibiotics?
NASA Says Giant Asteroid Will Not Hit Earth in September: NASA says it felt compelled to dispel the persistent online rumors that a giant asteroid is hurtling towards Earth and will strike near Puerto Rico in mid-September, wiping out much of the Americas. That’s good to know, I already had plans. On the other hand, I suppose that would have been one way to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.
Auction Sells Penny for $1 Million: One of the first pennies ever produced by the U.S. Mint was put up for auction and reportedly sold for more than $1 million. Wow, a penny selling for a million dollars? Not even Starbucks marks stuff up like that.
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