> The Julbocken (Christmas goat) is roughly equivalent to Santa Claus in some areas of Sweden. The goat (or someone dressed as a goat) brings presents to children at Christmas time. It is often noted that in pre-Christian Norse mythology, Thor, the god of thunder, rode through the skies on a chariot pulled by goats during thunderstorms.
> Continental Airlines is adding nine direct charter return flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenyang to Guam during the Chinese 2011 Lunar New Year holiday. Things are picking up. Cool. ~ link
> "Chinese villagers 'descended from Roman soldiers'" ~ Telegraph
> Tongans have cast ballots for their first popularly-elected parliament. ~ BBC
> I'm now following wordnik on Twitter -- trying to develop my vocabulary. ~ link
> Those skin moles that make you worry about skin cancer may actually be advantageous in slowing the aging process. ~ BBC
> It appears that the Japanese mobile phone provider Docomo (our service provider on Guam) has gone over to the darkside.