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By David Martin –  We got stressed when we opened our internet tubes this week because all kinds of things came out about life’s stressors. Compiling information from several sources, the following 10 seem to be the top stress-causing events or situations in many people’s lives: death of a spouse...
When we opened our internet tubes this week, there was still a lot of talk about the Oct. 23, 2021, death on the set of “Rust,” a western starring Alec Baldwin, who was also a producer on the movie. Somehow, a gun was loaded with real ammunition so when...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomac Primary School’s fate will not be decided until additional structural and hazardous materials studies are completed, the Accomack school board and board of supervisors agreed when they met April 25. Tuesday night’s school board meeting included this announcement, immediately followed by a unanimous vote by...
By David Martin –  We love babies but when we opened our internet tubes this week, some facts about babies came out that were kind of freaky. Have you ever looked at an infant who gives you that otherworldly stare that somehow seems knowing and deep and … wait, that...
By David Martin –  We must’ve been thirsty when we opened our internet tubes for cleaning this week, because all we could think about was water, including the frozen variety. Ice covers about 10% of the Earth’s surface and if all ice melted (not including that in your sweet tea),...
By David Martin –  Last week, we covered hippos and water hyacinths. This week, our internet tubes have much to tell us about hippos and the illegal international drug trade. Who knew hippos were so notoriously hip?  Infamous Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar owned a spectacular ranch northwest of Bogota, Columbia....
By David Martin –  When we opened our internet tubes this week, out waddled a big old hippopotamus with a mouthful of water hyacinths. We almost had that scene playing out in southern U.S. waterways. Let’s start with the water hyacinth’s role in this near-disaster.  This aquatic plant with fibrous roots...
By David Martin –  When we opened our internet tubes this week, something came out that made us think, “Wow.” Inspired by Carl Sagan, a noted astronomer who appeared frequently on television and who died in 1996, the cosmic calendar compresses the entire 14-billion-year history of the universe into a...
By David Martin –  When we opened our internet tubes for cleaning this week, a bunch of strange names came out. We didn’t recognize any of these real or birth names until we matched them with celebrities’ names. We’ll give you the original names and see if you can match...
By David Martin –  When we opened our internet tubes for cleaning this week, out poured enough coffee to keep us alert for hours. Compared to tea, which was cultivated 5,000 years ago, coffee is a newcomer, making its way through the Middle East and into Europe some 500 years...