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Rat Has No Control: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Cane Sugar, Glucose, Sucrose

Many years ago I saw a documentary on PBS. Something about stress in animals, including, supposedly, humans. Anyway, as they were interviewing some human, a sign on one of the cages in the background read, "RAT HAS NO CONTROL." I have almost never stopped laughing about the beautiful truth of those four words of homemade bumper sticker. This is the answer to the majority of the world's questions. 

To be fair, there must have been another cage back there that had a sign reading, "RAT HAS CONTROL." This was the point of the experiment, to show that rats with some control (and predictability of circumstances, as I recall) were much more able to handle rat stress induced upon them by humans. Anyway, great show, and one I've remembered for a long time, eh? 

This site mentions the experiment (check out the base url!):

Location

Princeton University Princeton , New Jersey
United States
40° 20' 55.3848" N, 74° 39' 32.5692" W
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Inline Skating From New Jersey to California for Charity

Here's a story about an ice speed skater, Al Schiller, who skated "across the country" for charity. It raises some questions and sparks some thoughts...even some doubts...but is nonetheless interesting and for an important charitable cause. So here are a few thoughts and questions. I'd love to hear your impressions! 

It's great that Carley Dryden did such a long and thorough interview. I thought for the most part it was good coverage based on a nice conversation. It is clear she is friendly to the idea and to the skater. My reactions:

Locations

Atlantic City, New Jersey
United States
39° 21' 51.4188" N, 74° 25' 22.5372" W
Manhattan Beach, California
United States
33° 53' 5.0496" N, 118° 24' 39.2724" W
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What We Need... More Young Skaters Having Fun

One of the happy moments of the last week was when I was skating at Country Park and a little girl about of five years or so gleefully exclaiimed to her parents, "Look, Mom, he's ice skating!" I of course interpreted this to mean that I looked like an Olympic Ice Speedskater of awesomeness. (Please don't say there's no way.) I'm convinced kids love inline skating. How can we get them outdoors and skating with us so they can be the future of roadskating? Let's think how and do some of that.

Location

Sparta, New Jersey
United States
41° 1' 55.902" N, 74° 38' 17.3292" W
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Where's Karl: Running the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 47 Days

Here is that website that I had talked to a few of you about this weekend. Crazy guy that is running the AT in 47 days.

http://www.whereskarl.com/

 

Craig

Locations

Springer Mountain Georgia
United States
34° 37' 36.12" N, 84° 11' 37.32" W
Mount Katahdin Maine
United States
45° 54' 15.84" N, 68° 55' 17.04" W
Clingmans Dome North Carolina
United States
35° 32' 60" N, 83° 30' 0" W
Roan High Knob Tennessee
United States
36° 6' 15.84" N, 82° 7' 21" W
Mount Rogers Virginia
United States
36° 39' 34.92" N, 81° 32' 40.92" W
Bear Mountain New York
United States
41° 18' 46.08" N, 74° 0' 24.12" W
Killington Peak Vermont
United States
43° 36' 16.92" N, 72° 49' 12.72" W
Mount Washington New Hampshire
United States
44° 16' 13.8" N, 71° 18' 12.24" W
Mount Greylock Massachusetts
United States
42° 38' 15.36" N, 73° 9' 58.32" W
The Pinnacle Pennsylvania
United States
40° 36' 45.72" N, 75° 54' 44.64" W
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