Hmmn. Interesting.

…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

Photo: Alice and Indiana Jones Dublin, Ireland:  The theft of National Wax Museum figures will not stop next month's reopening of the tourist attraction, the museum's management insisted today. Dozens of models, including Bob the Builder, the Teletubbies and Frankenstein , were stolen from a warehouse in central Dublin last month. Replica uniforms from the Easter(…)

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Airport woman baffles Hondurans

Airport woman baffles Hondurans

(image: sheilaz413)  Officials in Honduras are trying to solve the mystery of a woman believed to be from Africa who has been living at an airport there for over a month. The woman, who says her name is Sara Williams and comes from Burkina Faso, told the BBC she was stranded after being robbed of(…)

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Homeland Security chief warns of ‘increased risk’
(feels it in his gut even!)

Homeland Security chief warns of ‘increased risk’ <br />(feels it in his gut even!)

photo: KuriousEye  or is it fearmongering? From article:  Fearing complacency among the American people over possible terror threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in Chicago Tuesday that the nation faces a heightened chance of an attack this summer. "I believe we are entering a period this summer of increased risk," Chertoff told the(…)

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Frank Zappa Day Declared

Frank Zappa Day Declared

Zappa, another brilliant unsung American talent, good for Baltimore I say. Thursday, August 9th is Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore, MD, as proclaimed by Mayor Sheila Dixon. Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore in 1940 and, coincidentally, wrote and recorded a song entitled “What's New In Baltimore?” Dweezil Zappa, his son, is bringing the ongoing(…)

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Ancient Rome rebuilt, virtually

Ancient Rome rebuilt, virtually

Not only was Rome not built in a day, but a digital model took 10 years to construct. A team of archaeologists, architects and computer specialists from Italy, the United States, Britain and Germany has just unveiled a sprawling 3D digital simulation of the ancient city as it appeared at the height of its development(…)

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The mystery of how an animal has survived for 80 million years without sex has been solved by UK scientists

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(…)

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Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?

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(…)

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Pot dealers are now terrorists…

Pot dealers are now terrorists…

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(…)

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The Art of Charles Simonds

The Art of Charles Simonds

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(…)

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