Norway is going to build a shipping lane by tunneling under a mountain.
Completely off topic, but since this board is full of engineery-types and their fans, I thought it might be of some interest. Also to provide a light break in the ongoing manhunt coverage.
Ship canals have long been used to make journeys more direct and safer but the Stad peninsula is a mountainous divide, peaking at 645m, between the Norwegian Sea to the north and the North Sea to the south.
Instead of carving out a slice of the landscape for a canal, engineers will drill and blast through the rock at sea level before removing the dams so the sea can flood a 12m (39ft) deep channel for ships to travel in.
I thought this was deserving of it's own thread as it is too important in case it gets lost in one of the other Boston topics that people aren't checking. Images of the two suspects have been released. Wolverines are pretty spread out over the country so yeah, not really sure what else to say other than if you think you know something there's information in the article to get you to the right people. Pass the message along to family, friends, co-workers, etc.
Title says it all: http://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/130418/coleman
Title edit: It's not off topic, even though it's not about sports
Cache needed a good cleaning
It's still a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, but it's a little less wacky now that Jonathan Winters has gone to entertain at the heavenly comedy clubs.