Spanning the Web

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Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1191868822If science class taught kids what they really want to know, this might not happen: A Methuen boy gave himself second-degree burns after following a recipe for a homemade bomb he found on YouTube. Next time just make things go boom with caps and a rock, kid. [Boston.com]

Bad publicity for the T: Bloggers are still livid over Monday’s Red Line shutdown that sent them running into traffic to escape the sweltering cars. [Universal Hub]

More bad publicity for the T: An astute viewer alerted WBZ to two doors at the Central Square stop were marked “emergency exit” but were chained shut. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo sent someone down to unlock the doors, which will eventually be re-labeled since the new gates remain open in an emergency. [WBZ]

The house that pork built: A house in Lexington that was built from recycled Big Dig materials is for sale for $2.1 million. Insert obligatory “Hope the ceilings don’t fall down” joke here. [Boston Business Journal]

Please tell us someone sent out a memo at Logan: The International Symposium on Wearable Computers is coming to MIT this week. Guess what some of the wearable computers look like? [Globe]

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2007/10/08/spanning-the-web-31/