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March 31, 2008

Hell hath no fury like a Teri scorned. Fluff piece on women who are cheated on, more noteable for the story of what happened when someone cheated on Teri Garr. Also, and more importantly, what kind of moron cheats on Teri "Roll in Ze Hay" Garr?!? more inside
In a fit of scientific skepticism, we decided to calculate how unlikely Joltin’ Joe’s achievement really was. Using a comprehensive collection of baseball statistics from 1871 to 2005, we simulated the entire history of baseball 10,000 times in a computer.

March 30, 2008

If You Want Closure In Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs is the book title that has beaten off competition from to win The Bookseller magazine's prize for oddest title, a competition which began in 1978, and the roll-call of previous winners includes Lick My Greasy Chicken, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a Barnacle, and of course the classic Quidnunc Kid's Guide to Sensible Arguments.

March 29, 2008

Charley Harper- an illustrated life Charley Harper was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations, all of which are included in this book. more inside
Jedi Master beaten up by drunken Darth Vader during TV interview.
Earth Hour 2008: turn your lights off, you bum! Earth Hour, conceived in Australia in 2005, has become a worldwide event with (woo) over 20 cities officially taking part. It's a chance to show your commitment to climate change and sustainable energy, or, you know, something along those lines. Christchurch will be the first to switch off at 8pm tonight, and San Francisco the last, 20 hours later. more inside

March 28, 2008

Drum machine robot (a video of a robot)
Ragtime, Limericks & Fibonacci Hardly mainstream knowledge, but bloody interesting, if you're interested in that kind of thing.

March 27, 2008

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: A weekly podcast featuring puppet versions of the Johns, a song and video from their new children's album Here Come the 123s! and a second song from one of their previous albums! This is a very descriptive post!
Saturn moon reveals organic matter. Sign of life, comet-like origin or bombardment?
Does the Human Brain Possess Potential “Super Powers”?

March 26, 2008

'Fat Bandit' believed to be fat, not wearing a fat-suit.
Gerd Ludwig photography Striking and disturbing photos of pollution and its effects in the former Soviet union. (WARNING: dying baby photo) via digg more inside
Bead Me Up, Scotty - a crafty take on Star Trek. more inside
The peace symbol is fifty years old. It was originally created as the logo for CND by wartime conscientious objector Gerald Holtom.

March 25, 2008

You don't see one of those every day Musical instruments.
A Brief History of the Home Video Game Console From Odyssey to Wii
Curious George: not a nymphomaniac but a compulsive liar. Visiting this thread on the mother ship this morning got me thinking -- who among you saw Ally Sheedy 's transformation in The Breakfast Club as a good thing? Who among you was disappointed by it? (It is interesting to note that she didn't go for such a make-over in real life, but whatever.) Was it a sell-out? Did they all just buy into the stereotypes they just destroyed? How do you see it now, as compared to then?
Japan's internet group suicide problem.
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