Tab Sweep 9

In which I post, with little or no comment, a variety of unrelated things that are cluttering up my browser and/or newsreader…

Fun with Pie Charts! at mental_floss.

When I read about the Bungalow in a box, I expected something like the old Sears catalog homes. (via Coudal Partners.)

The Friday night bike racing season has already begun over at the Marymoor Velodrome. We’ll have to make sure to go on a Kiddie Kilo night so Henry (and Charlie?) can race. (via Citizen Rain.)

Rail Runner - a human-powered rail vehicle and recipe for disaster. (via Make.)

About ten years ago, I remember reading that the modern banana, the Cavendish, is living on borrowed time. The Scientists reports that time might almost be almost up. (via Slashdot.)

Soda Pop! - A set of pictures of old soda cans, bottles and signs. Remember the old look of Mountain Dew? And whatever happened to Pepsi Free? (via A Whole Lotta Nothing.)

The Mystery of the Carolina Bays (at Google Sightseeing).

According to the Brookings Institution, Seattle has the 6th smallest carbon footprint in the US. Not too surprising, I suppose. Louisville is 6th, too. 6th highest carbon footprint! What’s wrong with those people? And what’s LA doing up at number two? (via Seattle Metblogs.)

Why did the chicken cross the road?