Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Become a Gas Spotter!

Want to know the price of gas at stations in your neighborhood? Want to help out by checking gas prices and adding them to the data base? Well, here's an interesting and unusual site that will help you get that information. Then, when you get ready to go out to get some gas, you just have to enter your zip and a radius and up will come all the gas stations in your area with prices and when they were updated. They've got some 82,000 spotters now - of course, it's only as good as how frequent these spotters report back. Heard this guy talking about it on CNN this morning, so suspect they will quickly have more spotters (like me). Of course when I checked in the boonies where I live, none of the gas stations were even listed, so I added them. You can do the same. If you're in the big city, this is a nice way to find the cheapest gas quickly. If nothing else, interesting to see what gas prices are like across the country. So go check out

Quote of the Day
"If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm."
Bruce Barton

From the Odd World
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German hamster called "Teddy" has sparked a police rescue mission after he climbed inside a computer printer and got stuck because he was too fat to get out again. "Contrary to his normal habits, Teddy climbed inside a PC printer and was unable to get out because of his corpulence," police in the northern city of Flensburg said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that they initially thought it was an April Fool's joke.

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German man has been arrested for credit card theft after trying to buy 76 euros (51 pounds) worth of beer and cigarettes at a gas station with a stolen card that belonged to the cashier. "When I looked at the credit card I saw it was my name," the 33-year-old named Heiko told Berlin's B.Z. newspaper. He locked the man inside the shop and called the police. He said he had recently ordered a credit card but it never arrived in the post

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