Friday, April 18, 2008

Earth-shattering events

One literally, one not. The first: the WSJ highlights some of the record-setting marathoners, including a...rather large man who, while running to lose weight, manages a time of over 9 hours, and a schoolteacher who runs after school hours. Unfortunately, the marathon has been long over by then, but a few of his comrades tough it out with him. Crusader Rabbit writes on another record-setter here (slight British-language alert! :D). For whatever reason, only the paper (not online) WSJ has the actual article.

The second: the magnitude 5.2 earthquake that took place near West Salem, IL very early this morning; the effects were felt as far as Milwaukee, WI, not to mention in my neighborhood around 4:30am, with a nice collection of rattling furniture, creaking windows, and healthy fear. Stories about it may be found here, here, here, here, and here.

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