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2.6 million-miles on a Volvo P1800

All high-mileage vehicles still traveling our nation’s roads, however, must tip their rusty hats to this one, Irv Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800 with 2.6 million miles under its belt-line. Gordon has been the only owner of this P1800 since it was purchased new in 1966. A 125-mile round trip daily commute and a penchant for regular maintenance got the car this far, and in 1998 it made the Guinness Book of World Records at just 1.69 million miles.

Since retired from teaching science, Gordon now plans on hitting the 3 million-mile mark sometime in the next five years. Keep in mind, he’s slowed down to 80,000 miles/year from his record pace of over 100,000 miles/year in 2002. While not promising to retire the car once it hits 3 million miles, Gordon says he might break down before the car does. We hope if that if he does reach that milestone, Volvo will pony up a free replacement for his Energizer Bunny-esqe P1800. How about a C30?

Ten Things to Do Today for a Greener Tomorrow

It’s easy to take steps that help reduce energy consumption. And the benefits include saving money – something anyone can appreciate. Here are 10 tips on ways to cut energy use.

7.) Purchase a smart power strip. In the average home, as much as 75 percent of electricity consumption goes to devices the user thinks is “off.” To reduce these “phantom loads,” a smart power strip can detect when PCs, televisions and other electronics are not in use, and automatically power down those devices. The power strips even know to turn off printers or other peripherals if a PC is off. Around $30.


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‘Harry Potter’ Books ‘Maybe 10 Years From Now’

J.K. Rowling, the creator of the “Harry Potter” series capped off her tales of the Boy Who Lived and his dark wizard arch-nemesis, Lord Voldemort, in 2007 with book seven, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” And with the two-part adaptation due to hit theaters in November ’10 and July ’11, fans have been coming to terms with the fact that their time with the bespectacled boy wizard is almost done.

Or is it? Rowling admitted yesterday during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House that she’s game for more “Potter.” Not yet, but “maybe 10 years from now,” she said.

Sleep Schedule

According to WebMD, for 1- to 4-week-olds: “Since newborns do not yet have an internal biological clock, or circadian rhythm, their sleep patterns are not related to the daylight and nighttime cycles. In fact, they tend not to have much of a pattern at all.” I think somebody forgot to tell my internal clock to grow up.