Monday Madeleines – After Spring Break April 2012

by Mistina Picciano on April 9, 2012

As most families across the nation were on spring break last week, today it’s back to work or school for many.

Oh well. Welcome back to reality with this fresh batch of madeleines!


Terrafugia: The Flying Car Flies Again
Stuck in traffic? Spread your wings and fly. We could all be flying to work soon in this two-seat personal aircraft, legal to drive on streets and highways. Parking garages may have to install landing strips soon. Thanks to Guido Stein (@GuidoS) of Boston, MA for posting this high-flying article from CNET.

The Charming $200 Micro House
So how much square footage does a person really need to be comfortable? According to Derek Diedricksen of Connecticut, 24 square feet ought to do it. He designed this compact home – which can be built for only $200 – out of discarded materials.  A 24 sq. ft. thank you to Jenny G (@12C4) in San Francisco, CA for sharing this UK Daily Mail story.

Dorman Becomes First County High School to Spawn Competitive Fishing Team
When you go fishing you usually take a leisurely stroll to your favorite fishing hole, cast off and sit back until you get a bite.  Now it qualifies you for a high school varsity team. Leave a comment and tell us what you think of bass fishing as varsity sport. Thanks to Patrick Donohue (@Patrick_Donohue) of South Carolina for this big fish tale from Go Upstate.

Vietnamese Man Buys Tiny Wyoming Town for $900G
Buford, Wyoming, population 1, went on the auction block last week and was sold for $900,000. The town’s only resident must be happy about getting a new neighbor. Thanks, Ed Remington (@EdeRemington), for sharing this article from

Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Could you live in a 24 square foot space?  Leave a comment and let us know. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)

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