today I learned: pop-tarts are one of the most purchased items before a major storm. also, there is a variant of chess called “singularity chess” played on a board distorted in the center. due to the distortion, some pieces can make u-turns, attack the same square multiple ways, and bishops can change square colours. next, there is a vinyl record player that uses laser beams to read the sound, thus not deteriorating the record. friggin awesome. finally, at top speed, the bugatti veyron will empty its 26 gallon tank in 12 minutes. halloween party morning bonus: according to kansas state university, the “bible belt” of the US is one of the most sinful areas of the country.