Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
According to InterestingFacts, “the world’s tallest man ever recorded in the history of mankind, Robert Wadlow, was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918, and was 6 feet tall by the time he was even eight years old. Who collects all of these strange and unusual facts, and how do we know if it is true or not?
I love odd bits of trivia, and it is good to arm yourself with useless knowledge when someone starts talking politics.
News Of The Weird
My love for strange and unusual facts comes from time spent working for the US Senate as an intern. I didn’t have a wink of cash (the job is glamorous, cough cough, but doesn’t pay well). The free City Paper in DC is a great source of information, is totally entertaining, and, ahem, it is free. It reproduces a syndicated column called “News of the Weird,” and I loved reading the column while standing on the Metro.