Researchers Say Dinosaurs Nearly Missed Surviving Extinction
Researchers Say Dinosaurs Nearly Missed Surviving Extinction: An international team of researchers claim that had the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs slammed into the planet just a few minutes earlier or later, it would have hit in the ocean and not had the devastating consequences it had for the beasts. Scientists say a few minutes either way and the asteroid would have most likely instead struck downtown Cleveland — and not even the most ferocious of dinosaurs would have considered living anywhere near a disgusting hellhole like Cleveland.
Our Milky Way Said to Contain 160 Billion Planets: A new statistical analysis based on a survey of millions of stars suggests that there’s at least 160 billion planets in our galaxy — the Milky Way. Ironically, Milky Way candy bars are thought to contain at least 160 billion calories.
Basquiat Skull Painting Sells for $110.5 Million at Auction: Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a sales room punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Are you kidding me — $110.5 million for a painting of a skull? You’d think for that kind of dough, Sotheby’s could have at least sprung for some crossbones in the deal.