Gongol.com Archives: August 2005
Brian Gongol

Threats to Western Civilization (8.5.2005)
UK Government Enlarges Authority to Toss Ideological Extremists Out of the Country

Agriculture (8.5.2005)
Hold Fruits, Vegetables Under Water While Slicing
Slicing causes damage to the cells hit by the knife. They release chemical and other signals to nearby cells that something's wrong. The neighboring cells respond by changing in a way that hurts the flavor and texture. Running water over the food while cutting it inhibits those signals and keeps the produce fresh. We've put men on the moon; why did it take us until 2005 to figure something like this out?

News (8.5.2005)
Miami Politician Commits Suicide in Newspaper Lobby
(from NewsDesigner)

We All Need a Little Humor (8.5.2005)
Daytona Beach News Photographer Either Oblivious or Very, Very Funny
A lifeguard cheers as the Space Shuttle's launch trail appears to come from his pants. Since the photographer was a guy, it's about 80% certain the shot was intentionally funny.