Another day, another reason to be astounded by the good health and long life of New Yorkers—known to be the most fit and attractive Americans of all. How is the indefatigable cut of our jib wowing scientists now?
Scientists say that athletic success is actually determined by the position of your bellybutton on your torso; genetic bellybutton location differences account for white dominance in swimming, and West African dominance in running. Standup comedians are pretty embarrassed right now.
How desperate are New York Times employees? A tipster tells us that a thief recently stole 27(!) laptop computers from the NYT's headquarters—and some think it may have been an inside job. The sordid details:
Troy Smith, founder of the Sonic Drive-in chain, died this week at the age of 87. He's at least the sixth fast food mogul to die of extraordinarily old age in the past two years. One cup of grease, please.
Sheree Silver, the Wife Swap "spouse" of Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene, is from my hometown. Score! The local paper gets the scoop: Sheree—who is a psychic—psychically intuited exactly what was happening.