So it looks like the U. S. will get to witness a total solar eclipse in August of 2017. This is great news; I’m really looking forward to it. I’m with Kottke here that, if I did have a bucket list, this would be on it. I saw Halley’s Comet on my birthday in 1986, which is something I’ll not ever forget, and I would think this would be up there, too.
From the Data Is Beautiful subreddit, some interesting heat maps on how the pronunciation of different things differs in areas of the contiguous US.