Thursday, June 28, 2007
Where Do I Sign Up?
NPR recently featured an envy-inspiring story about a group of teenagers from around the world who are spending the summer of 2007 at . . . Explosives Camp! That's right, there's a camp in Missouri where kids learn how to handle and detonate dynamite, TNT, and plastic explosives. It was created in order to attract new workers to the field of mine engineering. (Though I'm not sure how this relates to blowing up chickens. And I really hope the chicken mentioned in the story was dead to begin with.)
My favorite quote comes from a young man named Brian Meadows. "Some people like baseball, others like math – I just like to set off bombs." I think I know the perfect girl for him.