Off topic: Stinky when scared, anti-apostrophe, atheists church, dialects quiz, dust bowl

Defend and offend: animals that emit a foul smell when threatened. “Many apostrophes are really only there for condescension,” shouldn’t we kill them? A look at a megachurch of atheists, a “godless congregation.” A quiz followup to the dialect survey we linked to last week: Where do other Americans talk like you? And let’s get ready to Roomba: a robot vacuum simulator.


Photo of a possum, an animal with a smelly defense, from Mercury News archives.

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