Straight From The Horse’s Head

My wife pointed out this unusual plaque over the entrance of a skyscraper in lower Manhattan.

This thing just begs so many questions. Is it made out of zinc? Is there a lot of zinc in Jersey? Is zinc mining a profitable enough business to warrant building a skyscraper?

Turns out that New Jersey Zinc is now called Zinc Corporation of America after it was swallowed by Horsehead Industries.

But this only brings more questions. Was Horsehead Industries named after the hometown of the person who holds the leadership in number of comments in my blog according to ‘s LJ Comment Stats Wizard 1.1? Does Neil Kurlander, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Development of who spent 10 years working for Horsheads industries enjoy his new job better?

Let this be a warning to you. Googling is a game nobody can win.