American politics is a nightmare version of ‘American Idol’: It’s full of desperately unqualified people who won popularity contests, and they can ruin your life, even if you don’t watch them.
On 23 August 1779, the USS Constitution set sail from Boston, loaded with 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of water, 74,000 cannon shot, 115,000 pounds of black powder and 79,000 gallons of rum.
Here’s the amusing story of how one South American nation invaded its neighbor, then blamed a Google Maps error after the fact.
Lesson: Just because the numbers came in a CSV format from an officious source doesn’t mean they’re any good.
Do you ever fully read the terms and conditions (T&Cs) for online purchases and games you play?