November 04, 2006

Did Neanderthals and Early Modern humans get it together? "Hybrid" fossils in Romania add to story of ancient human pairings. Previous possible hybrids have been found Portugal and the Czech Republic. more inside
Office Goldberg. Elaborate contraption in the workplace. Beats filling in TPS reports. Via ABS.

November 03, 2006

GoodNewsFilter: Rescued Horses. 100 Dutch horses trapped by flooding outside the dikes around Marrum in Friesland have been rescued by GranMa-type heroes. Horsies happy now.
'Only 50 Years Left' for Sea Fish .
Curious George: Earmarking Savings? Do monkeys know of any way to reserve or 'earmark' a portion of a savings or current/checking account for a particular purpose? Apart from setting up multiple accounts, of course. more inside
Forty years ago today, the rains which flooded the city of Florence began. The Angeli del Fango came to save the city. Some say it's still not safe.
The Kissing Prank SFW if you don't laugh too loud.

November 02, 2006

Knots. So do you know how to tie a Bowline? How about the 14-step Munter Mule? Or bunny ears?. Over 75 knots and how to tie them. Knots for climbing, boating, search and rescue. With cool animations you can actually follow. But before you get carried away, remember the nasty truth about knots.
Army Spc kills herself rather than torture. An Army investigation has determined that Army Spc. Alyssa Peterson committed suicide after refusing to participate in torture. more inside
Canine gets caned on toads
Where'd go my Lego? I don't want to alarm anyone, nor start off some kind of panic -- but -- perhaps you should be sitting down. OK. Breathe deeply. You good? Allright, then. There may not be enough Lego for Christmas this year...
Curious George: Cryptic Crosswords? British Riddles? I'm looking for some active online discussion boards focusing on cryptic crosswords or otherwise arcane riddles. more inside
Duck and Cover, Comrade: 1950's-era Polish Civil Defense film strip. more inside
Curious George: Why is Human Cloning a Bad Thing?
A new ocean is forming in the Afar region of Ethiopia, thanks to a veritable earthquake swarm.
Tal Cohen's Bookshelf: A Collection of Personal Opinions About Books. more inside
Confused George: Probability Problem Let's say you see a taxi sideswipe a car late at night. It's a hit and run. The taxi was blue. At least you're pretty sure it was blue... more inside

November 01, 2006

Desert Eagle on Ebay "Bidding starts at 11,000,000 or roughly the hourly cost of the Iraq war according to the Congressional Budget Office report of July 13, 2006."
The US obeyed an order from the Iraqi PM to withdraw from checkpoints around Sadr City in Iraq yesterday. Sadr City is controlled by the Mahdi Army militia run by radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The checkpoints were established last week as part of a search for a missing soldier, kidnapped by the militia and held in the city. The Iraqi PM told the US to scram, and our bold leaders acquiesced without a fight, abandoning one of our own. more inside
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