From the Some-Things-Just-Sound-Right Department: "Glitzenstein" is German for "rhinestone." It suggests an ironic horror novel in which a mad plastic surgeon stitches together an unreasonable facimile of Liberace from pieces of washed-up Vegas lounge singers.
From the Words-I-Never-Heard-Before-But-Won-A-Word-Of-The-Year-Contest Department: "Omnishambles," which basically means, "big mess."
Good paper on historical solar activity by Dr. Leif Svalgaard. If you want to work all continents on a Sixer, you might have to wait awhile. (I'm hoping to get some traction on my G28 this max--if we actually have a max.)
Carol's sister chills room-temperature box sangria by throwing a few spoonfuls of frozen blueberries into it. Granted, you have to let the glass sit for a few minutes, but it's way easier than slicing oranges.