The Conspiracy of Daniel Lee

I'm often amazed how easily conspiracy theories gain a foothold in the public psyche. From the 'Birthers' who still believe that Obama's Mother faked the Birth Notice of her Son to the individuals who actually believe that 9/11 was an inside job.

Here's the story of a young successful South Korean Rapper & Hip/Hop Artist who had his life turned upside down by Bloggers & Netizens who figured that the successful young adult had to be lying about the facts of his life before his big musical break. Maybe Celebrity Conspiracies boil down to simple jealousy or maybe it's was a from of bullying. Daniel fought back against the rumors & conspiracies. He fought his battle with the only weapon he had at his disposal: the truth. This is his story.

AND REMEMBER: The complete lack of credible evidence is the single biggest sign that a major conspiracy is being perpetuated.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: June 30th, 2011

(I tried to post this on Facebook, but alas their Notes feature doesn't work on mobile browsers.)

On June 30th, 1905 Albert Einstein published an article titled: "On The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies." This was when he first introduced us to his thoughts on "Special Relativity."

Upon Einstein's death his brain was given to science to study what exactly made him so damn smart. Einstein wasn't the first & definitely won't be the last famous person to have a body part given to science or some museum.

Today's question is about famous & historical body parts that somehow, someway, found themselves somewhere other than on their owner's body after death.

Of the six (6) individuals listed below, alongside their detached body part, which one (1) WAS NOT separated from their owner's body & put on display?

a) Galileo's Finger can be viewed at the Museo di Storia della Scienza. (No word on if it is his middle finger to send a 'special' message to the Pope of his day.)

b) After his death, Super Hipster & World Class Emo Frédéric Chopin had his heart placed inside an inscribed Pillar at the Holy Cross Church of Krakowskie Przedmiecie in Warsaw. How ultra emotionally cool!

c) Henri Matisse's left eyeball was sealed in a jar & placed near his final work, a stained glass installation at Union Church of Pocantico Hills in New York. Damn your eye! Too late.

d) John Wilkes Booth's thorax was preserved & is located at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. It's probably on display because of his AWESOME singing voice & not because he shot Lincoln.

e) Vladimir Lenin's Brain is at the Brain Institute in Moscow. Now that's Socialism baby!

f) President Grover Cleveland's malignant brain tumor can be seen at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. Malignant tumors have ALL the fun.

So what's your answer? I'll update this post with the correct answer at 10:00 PM EST.

Use Compassion To Deal With Difficult Workers

Good article (as usual) from LifeHacker on a great way to react to a challenging co-worker.

Mercury In Retrograde Calendar

This morning I updated my public Google Calendar for Mercury In Retrograde dates and times. The Mercury In Retrograde Calendar is available in HTML, iCal & XML formats. PLUS it now includes the Mercury Retrograde dates from today all the way to March 2014. (I also have the the retrograde dates from 2015 to 2025 and I will be adding them to this calendar in the next few weeks.)

Now you will never forget the dates & times of Mercury In Retrograde. You can use my calendar with your Google Account, cell phone, agenda program, Outlook or iCalendar.

Here are the important links:


What happens to your brain when you poke smot?

Very interesting article about what happens inside your brain when you smoke pot.