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Neither a borrower nor a lender be…

From the always-amusing Passive-Aggressive Notes, more evidence (as if anyone needed it) that friendship and finance can sometimes be tough to mix…

As we refrain from putting the “pound” into “compound interest,” we might recall that it was on this date in 1904, at Kitty Hawk, N.C., that Wilbur Wright won a coin toss and piloted the first attempt to fly the Wright Brothers’ original powered airplane… stalling after three seconds.  Three days later, it was Orville’s turn… and he made history, piloting the famous first flight.

Wilbur, running beside his brother, as he waited for it to be his turn again (source)

 

The Naughty Noughties..

source: sbukophile

As the end of the decade approaches, “Best of” lists are sprouting like kudzu. Happily Jenni Leder and Kottke.org are compiling “The Noughties

It’s basically a list of all the “best ofs” from the 2000s. It’s a work in progress so I would love to get your input on what should go on the list. I’ll also be doing a weekly post highlighting the best of the “best ofs” that are on the list, as well as keep you all updated on any new developments.

Currently, the count stands at 150, but readers should check back for the updates– the hits are bound to keep on coming…

As we prepare to usher out the old, we might tilt our necks and cast a commemorative glance into the skies, as it was on this date in 1903 that Orville and Wilbur Wright made their 12 second, 120 foot flight at Kitty Hawk, NC– the first successful controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.

Orville piloting, Wilbur running alongside

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December 17, 2009 at 1:01 am

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