$1,000 a Day for Life: Meet the Man Whose State Pension is Like Winning the Lotto

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$1,000 a Day for Life: Meet the Man Whose State Pension Is Like Winning the Lotto. Thomas D. Manning, deputy chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, will be eligible for the highest pension in Massachusetts when he leaves his position on June 30, WCVB reports. Manning will be eligible for $346,800 per year — roughly $950 a day. The rest of us are relegated to scratch-off tickets.  [WCVB]

MIT Continues to Solve World’s Problems One at a Time. Ketchup lovers, rejoice: MIT has a solution for those times when tapping the 57 just won’t cut it. MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith and his team created the LiquiGlide bottle, lined with a super-slippery coating that makes the contents inside slide right out. The technology isn’t just for mere ketchup bottles, though: “We were really interested in — and still are — using this coating for anti-icing,” Smith said. “… or for preventing clogs that form in oil and gas lines, or for non-wetting applications like, say, on windshields.” Watch it in action:

Boston Mourns Celtics Loss, Ochocino Mourns Lost Starbucks Card. “I earned the gold card,” Ochocinco said in a video via Twitter. “You know how many coffees I’ve had to drink and lemon loafs I’ve had to purchase to get to that gold card? I had $220 left on my Starbucks card. Not just any Starbucks card, but a gold Starbucks card.”  [ESPN]

Bike-Friendly Rankings Continue to Roll In. The League of American Bicyclists ranked Massachusetts as the No. 3 most bike-friendly state in the U.S. (and No. 1 in the Northeast region). This comes ahead of the news of 40 miles of new biking trails in Boston.  [LAB]

One in Five Boston-Area Homes Is Worth Less Than The Loan. Better than the national average, which is one in three underwater.  [Wicked Local]

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