Google Earth

In a moment of schadenfreude (I’ve been waiting for an excuse to use that word for a while) I wondered if there’d be any visible car accidents on Google Earth. You’d think the M25 would be a good start, but alas London’s greatest motorway is strangely devoid of incidents (and traffic for that matter).

In fact, the M25 is clear. The M4 is clear east of the A34 junction (I got bored after that, and the M27 is clear. I can only imagine they took the pictures on weekends anyway, because the motorways are usually busier than that (maybe the satellites are used for spying on other things during the week?)

Maybe the editorial team make a point of checking for accidents? It’s the same kind of action they take on motorway webcams when there’s a crash. ‘Down for maintenance’ – yeah right.

I wouldn’t want you to think I’m sick and twisted by the way – more curious 🙂

Sex before you present

BBC News | Health | Sex ‘cuts public speaking stress’

“…they underwent a stress test involving public speaking and performing mental arithmetic out loud.

Volunteers who had had penetrative intercourse were found to be the least stressed, and their blood pressure returned to normal faster than those who had engaged in other forms of sexual activity such as masturbation.”

Damn. I have a presentation to make today and only just spotted this on the way out.

Next time you’re sitting in a lecture, watching the news or going to the theatre consider how the speakers and actors might be getting over their stage fright!