Odd Archives | Eduardo Briceño


Random abstract

Allison and a colleague were surprised to find out that their research article was published online with the abstract to a different article. Hopefully there’s still time to fix it in the physical journal.

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Keynote under the stars

Last night I woke up at midnight to do a virtual keynote on growth mindset for senior leaders in Europe and Asia, but the power in our house and neighborhood was out, so I had neither internet nor lighting. Nothing is Santa Fe is open 24 hours, so I resorted …

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New type of hair brush

This is not the instrument I used this morning to brush my teeth. It is the instrument I used this morning to brush my hair, after my comb was nowhere to be found.  I had to use a toothbrush (from the travel bag they gave me in the airplane) to …

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Christmas lottoparty!

A programming error in a South Carolina’s Christmas Day lottery game generated an overabundance of winning tickets.  $19.6 million worth. A store manager described a frenzy of people rushed in to purchase winning tickets. Photo: Bartosz Senderek

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Faulty Christmas lights

Pennsylvania woman receives $284 billion electric bill “We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.” Horomanski said the $284 billion bill caused her to ask her son for a different Christmas present this year.  “I told him I want a heart monitor.” …

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Natural tools

This morning I woke up and went to eat my staple breakfast when I’m traveling (a Chipotle burrito bowl) and I realized I hadn’t brought to my room a napkin or a fork, so I had to eat it with the tools nature gave me.  Two silver linings: (i) I …

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One unfolding surprise after the next

“Be whisked away by one unfolding surprise after the next“, read the brochure for the hotel where my hosts lodged me.  And indeed, I was surprised rather frequently during my stay, mostly by the beautiful artwork all over the place, like this wall one saw upon exiting the elevator on …

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