From the Words I Didn't Know Until Yesterday Department: bricoleur, a person who creates bricolage; that is, who pieces together useful things from odd bits that are just lying around. In other words, me.
Sometimes the universe is so startling that it looks fake. Like this.
I'm thinking that I'll be toting an Android someday, and I was pleased to see the logo for the Android port of Firefox, called Fennec. When my father was in North Africa during WWII, he and his buddies at the AACS radio station in Mali killed time by attempting to tame the local desert fox population, generally by applying K-rations. What the fennecs thought of K-rations was not recorded, but as best I know they were not driven to extinction in the process.
The guy who ran the UK Segway operation rode his scooter off a cliff to his unfortunate demise. Gravity's a bitch, and overconfidence kills. (Thanks to Michael Covington for the link.)
Back when I was in college I saw a truck carrying uncounted cartons of head lettuce hit a low railroad viaduct and split open, and heads, well, rolled. Over in Japan, they're working on the dressing side, with a major mayonnaise spill.