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Mouse In The House

January 10, 2006 | 12:03 am |

Ok, I figured that if the story is good enough for CNN, its good enough for me. In the article [Vengeful mouse sets house ablaze [CNN]]( it seems like the mouse was inaccurately portrayed as the bad guy. However, at Matrix, we just report the “news,” you decide.

“I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house,” Mares said from a motel room Saturday.”

“No one was hurt inside, but the home and everything in it was destroyed.”

“I’ve seen numerous house fires,” village Fire Department Capt. Jim Lyssy said, “but nothing as unique as this one.”

Not a creature was stiring, not even a…

Like Goldfish, Americans Are Growing To Fit Their Environment

January 9, 2006 | 12:05 am |

In this humorous, non-scientific post [Americans Grow To Fit Their Environment [Alchemic Spot]]( the average square footage of a US house is trended against the average US obesity rate (via [Seth Godin’s Blog](

The conclusion?

Larger houses influence weight increases (larger kitchen, larger refrigerator, takes longer to get outside to exercise, etc.)

Lesson learned.

If you buy a smaller house, you can fit into that outfit you could wear before the holidays.

Source: Alchemic Spot

Gifts and Eggnog Outpace Housing Bubble

December 27, 2005 | 12:03 am |

Warning: Use of sarcasm may go undetected if this post is not read carefully.

The use of the the words gifts eggnog reached parity with housing bubble in blog posts in early December seeing significant gains over the past three days. This unique insight into the relationship between the housing market and the holidays was made possible by [BlogPulse](

Northpole Bound: Who Says There’s Global Warming?

December 23, 2005 | 9:40 am |

Its time for a break from real estate for a few days. Wishing everyone the best for the holidays. We’ll be back on Tuesday, a few pounds heavier (with commentary on the real estate market.)

Source: NYT

“Newport aquarium is usually host to all manner of fish species, including sharks. Each Christmas for the past three years visitors have been able to see [Santa scubadiving in the aquarium with the sharks [NYT]](

Calvin Freeman, age 4, has a question for Scuba Santa. “Do you only have nice sharks in there?” Calvin asks, pointing to a toothy, 270-pound tiger shark swishing past Santa’s underwater sleigh. “Because some sharks chew people’s legs off. They’re bad sharks.” “Ho-ho-ho!” Scuba Santa laughs, then sucks a low, bubbly breath of air from his tank. “Ooh, yes, these are all very nice sharks!””

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