National Park Service X-Files Project
Honestly, we did not make this up and we did not find this one in The Onion; but someone must have gotten really excited about Fox’s reboot of the X-Files because The National Park Service is spending $150,000 of taxpayer money to investigate supernatural events in Alaska.
Climate Change: The Video GameA whole generation remembers the thrill of strolling into an elementary school computer lab, firing up an Apple II computer, and playing The Oregon Trail. Well, thanks to an almost $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, it appears a whole new generation of students will have their own iconic game…on climate change.
You Say Tomato, I Say WasteGiven its versatility and popularity, one
has to wonder why the National Science
Foundation spent over $1.5 million trying to
improve the taste of tomatoes.