Archive for January, 2015

The Great Beer Quest of 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

I am happy to report that for the fifth year running, I successfully completed the Great Beer Quest and acquired my allotment of the Special Release bottles of Sexual Chocolate Stout. Once again, we froze our butts off in 20-degree temperatures camping out on the sidewalk in front of Foothills brewery in Winston Salem, NC. […]

How Many People Have Ever Lived On Earth? 108 Billion!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Interesting publication by the Population Reference Bureau. According to their estimates 6.5 percent of all humans who lived in the last 50,000 years were alive in 2011! Wie viele Menschen haben jemals gelebt? Die Wissenschaftler des Population Reference Bureau schätzen daß in den letzten 50 Tausend Jahren 108 Milliarden Menschen gelebt haben. Das bedeutet daß […]

First truck crash video of 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

A new year and another 11foot8 boxtruck canopener: This one is a “classic canopener” – the crash beam just peels back the roof of the box and drops it behind the truck. This is truck crash # 82 since April 2008. All the videos are posted on my website


Thursday, January 1st, 2015

2014 brought us many changes: new jobs, new critters and a new school for Jacob. 2014 also was the year when both our kids officially grew over our heads. Jacob is now taller than I am, and Julia is taller than Laura. Right at the beginning of the year, Henry the cat moved in with […]

Happy New Year

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

We hope you all had a great start for 2015! We gave the old year a nice send-off with a big bonfire. We sat around the fire with the neighbors until well after midnight, grilling hot dogs and potatoes and drinking beers.