This Brazilian model “lost” her belly button as the Playboy magazine editors were retouching her body curves. The mistake went unnoticed, and the magazine sold 605,000 copies that month… lots of readers got pissed off when they realized they were wasting money on fake pictures. Found at Bits and Pieces
Clip: Internet auction website eBay on Monday withdrew an unusual second-hand sale item, the country of Belgium, which had attracted an offer of 10 million euros (13.9 million dollars). "Belgium, a kingdom in three parts" was posted on the Belgian ebay site as offering "plenty of choice" despite the caveat that it comes with "300(…)
The mystery of how an animal has survived for 80 million years without sex has been solved by UK scientists
There could be some benefit to millions of years without sex after all—Dr Alan Tunnacliffe, University of Cambridge Clip from article: A Cambridge team says the creature owes its existence to a genetic quirk that offers some recompense for its prolonged celibacy. Many asexual organisms have died out because they cannot adapt to changes in(…)
My favorite: What the heck is electronic mail? That’s the question posed in this Honeywell ad, which explains: “Simply put, it means high-speed information transportation. “One of the most advanced methods is terminals talking to one another. “Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today’s correspondence and messages are displayed(…)
Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?
photo: in2jazz From article: Why the San Francisco Chronicle is a candidate to exit print Play with me on this one: Which major American newspaper should be the first to throw up its hands and stop publishing a print product? It’s a question worth asking. This could be the worst year for newspapers since the(…)
Photo: Courtesy of the Operation Alesia Joint Information Center From news article: California — The nation's top anti-drug official said people need to overcome their "reefer blindness" and see that illicit marijuana gardens are a terrorist threat to the public's health and safety, as well as to the environment. John P. Walters, President Bush's drug(…)
Found at biggeekdaddy The Princes are practical jokers, here's one they played on the Queen when she asked for help with her new answering machine: From FoxNews: Princely pranksters William and Harry have been accused of recording a bogus message on Queen Elizabeth II's answering machine.
On a spring day in 1971, Charles Simonds packed several pounds of red clay into the steel box on his delivery bike and set out through New York City’s SoHo district. He had spotted a gutter curbstone there that he thought would make the perfect site for one of the tiny clay villages he had(…)
John Waters, Devine? Well not quite… LONDON (AFP) – A pair of gay flamingos have adopted an abandoned chick, becoming parents after being together for six years, a British conservation organisation said Monday. Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their nests to take over their eggs(…)
This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight and can withstand a hit from a hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain. And it is real. It is a newly opened high-security data center run by one of Sweden’s largest ISPs, located in an old(…)