theodp writes: The Sarasota Observer reports that a man paid final respects to his fiancée by spreading her cremated ashes at a LensCrafters in the Westfield Southgate Shopping Center, leading to a police lockdown of the mall over fears of the then-mysterious powder material. Considering all the commotion, Police Lt. Pat Ledwith took the matter rather good-naturedly, explaining, 'People handle grief in different ways. This is a way he was choosing to kind of honor her memory, places they have been and places they liked to go.' So, is there any particular place — tech-related or not — where you would like to have your ashes scattered?
Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity?
And where does it go after it leaves the toaster?
-- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"