Remainders - Things We Didn't Post

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Here's the stuff that we didn't post today. (Until now, obviously.)

I see a headline that reads "Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies," I click, expecting a story about how advanced modern planes are, that they can even land with a corpse at the wheel. But no, this mostly happy ending came because not one but two extra pilots landed the thing after the 60-year-old captain died of "natural causes." Not high tech, just good planning. [CNN]


A feller cleaning up a uranium enrichment plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn. figured he'd make extra money by selling some pieces of it to the French. (Sadly, the pieces weren't atom-smashingly cool enough for us to write up on Giz.) He'd priced them at $200,000 but it turns out they were really worth 6 years—in prison. Pop foreign-affairs quiz: Who do you think turned this maroon in? [SFGate]


Guess what? South Korea is number 1 in broadband penetration, according to a survey of 58 countries by Strategy Analytics. Why is this not news? Because if you had asked me yesterday who I thought was #1 in broadband, or in wireless bandwidth, or in most plaque-free teeth, I'd have said South Korea. Those goody-two-shoes have it going on. US came in 20th. Also not a surprise. [Yahoo!/AFP]


This is one of those pictures you just want to stare at: It's an armored Bentley, loaded into the cargo hold of a 747. The whole high-res series on Jalopnik is brilliant, actually, if you're into hydraulic lifts. Why didn't we run it? Because, as much as we loved it, neither the jet nor the car (nor the hydraulic lift) had a side-mounted laser cannon. [Jalopnik]