Jun
30
2007
1

Intelligent design vs. million year old tooth

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Spanish researchers on Friday said they had unearthed a human tooth more than one million years old, which they estimated to be the oldest human fossil remain ever discovered in western Europe.
Link to article

Written by Peter C in: Europe,History,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Jun
29
2007
0

Graffiti : Eine’s East End Shopfront Shutter Letters.

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Letters. Painted on shop shutters in the east end of London. Apparently they’re by a graffiti artist called Eine. I found 10 in one night and then wondered whether all 26 were available. Comments on the pictures helped me to locate more. I found another 16 the next day, but 3 of them repeated letters I’d already found… so I was still 3 short of a full alphabet.

Link
to FlickrSet

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Hmmn. Interesting.,Illustration,Weird News |
Jun
29
2007
0

Letter to the editor : Nothing like a good martini, garter belts and high heels

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I regret the passing of this friend from our culture, just as I regret knowing that I’ll never again see a pretty woman in nylons, garter belt and spiked heels.
Martinis, garter belts, bathing suits and high heels – why do good things pass away? Tonight I’m going to pour myself a martini, light up my pipe, sit in my backyard and give this matter a lot more thought.

Link to letter

Written by Peter C in: Humor,Weird News |
Jun
29
2007
0
Jun
29
2007
0

Even more good news about alcohol consumption

The male participants who reported moderate drinking were 1.27 times more likely to report above-average health, compared with those who were lifetime abstainers and former light drinkers. The moderate drinking women were more than twice as likely as abstainers to report above-average health.

Previous good news reported here

Link
to article

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Hmmn. Interesting.,Weird News |
Jun
28
2007
0

Guerrilla Advertising

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Link to funnymos via the presurfer

Related previous postings: 1 2 3

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Design,Humor |
Jun
28
2007
0

Don’t have a cow dude!

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image found on Flickr

A Serbian farmer has replaced his wife's name on the family grave with a picture of his favourite cow.
Zivomir Nesic, 58, from Markovac, demanded his pre-ordered gravestone be changed after a row with his wife.
He said: 'I always said my wife was a cow so, if I'm going to have a cow on my grave, I would rather it was one I actually liked.'

Found at The Metro

Written by Peter C in: Humor,Weird News |
Jun
28
2007
0

Puppies and Flowers : Zebra/Horse crossing

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Dad was a zebra stallion, mum was a horse . . . so their odd-looking offspring is known as a zorse.
Found at The Sun

Written by Peter C in: *Puppies & Flowers,Weird News |
Jun
28
2007
0

80MBS of storage for under $12K? ComputerWorlds top 10 retro ads

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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 instantly.”

Link to ComputerWorld list

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Humor,Tech,Vintage |
Jun
27
2007
1

Disney Rejection Letter, 1938

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This is sad…

This letter originally belonged to my grandmother. After she passed away we discovered it and were surprised at how well it was preserved for being nearly 70 years old. She eventually became an animator during WWII for the war effort.

Link to Flickr entry

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,History,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Jun
27
2007
0

Tattoo Back generator

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Link
to imagechef. The site has changed the tattoo link is here.

Originally posted 2007-06-10 20:15:36.

Written by Peter C in: Fashion,Generators |
Jun
26
2007
0

Puppies and Flowers : Strange ribbons of clouds over Hokkaido

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This photograph, taken June 18 from a Japan Coast Guard aircraft off the northeastern coast of Hokkaido, shows a bird’s-eye view of cloud streets over the Sea of Okhotsk. According to the Sapporo Meteorological Observatory, these low-altitude stratocumulus clouds were rolled into long, distinctive ribbons after becoming trapped in air currents. While it is not uncommon for wind to form such patterns in stratocumulus clouds, photos that clearly show the clouds rolled into strips are rare, says the observatory.
Link to Mainichi via Pink Tentacle

Jun
26
2007
2

French Wilkinson razor advertised on eggs

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Transparent stickers on the eggs and a flyer inside the carton.
Link to Amka Shop via abitofmix

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Europe,Humor,Illustration |
Jun
26
2007
0

Smoking ban in England next week? not if you turn your pub into an embassy

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"Pub landlord fights smoke ban by declaring his boozer an embassy. For pub-goers who enjoy a cigarette with their drink, next week's ban will make England a very different place.
So one landlord has claims to have found a loophole to fight the new law – by declaring his pub to be part of a different country.
The Wellington Arms in Southampton is set to transform itself from a public house into the official embassy for a tiny Caribbean island."
Link to Daily Mail article

Written by Peter C in: Europe,Humor,Weird News |
Jun
26
2007
0

Breaking news : Munger Potato Festival Queen forced to relinquish her title

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(image credit Drew Ford)
As the 2007 Munger Potato Festival Potato Queen, Allison Nowicki wasn’t planning to relinquish her sash and crown until next month, when the next festival queen is to be named.
But the Munger Potato Festival Queen Committee thought otherwise.
Nowicki, of Hampton Township, received a letter from the committee saying she did not attend enough events to remain the Potato Queen.
Link to article

Written by Peter C in: Humor,Weird News |
Jun
25
2007
0

Plupon — cool little game

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説明
3つ玉を選択すると玉が合体します。
この時、玉の数字の合計が10または20になるように3つの玉を選択してください。
これを規定の数のつくるとレベルクリアです。レベル6まであります。
合計の端数があるとライフが減ります。
画面下に玉を逃してもライフが減ります。
残りライフが0になるとゲームオーバーです。
Link to game

Originally posted 2007-05-17 17:41:30.

Written by Peter C in: Cool Games,Flash |
Jun
25
2007
0

What’s wrong with this picture?

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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

Written by Peter C in: *Puppies & Flowers,Fashion,Humor,Sex |
Jun
25
2007
0

Tragedy for hot dog athlete…

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“I feel ashamed that I couldn't notice the alarm bells set off by my own body," he said. "But with the goal to win another title with a new record, I couldn't stop my training so close to the competition. "I was continuing my training and bearing with the pain but finally I destroyed my jaw." But he said he still wanted to go to the competition in New York. "I want to be the pride of my mother," he said in the blog entry posted Sunday.

Link to the Daily Telegraph

Written by Peter C in: Asia,Weird News |
Jun
24
2007
0

Monster spider web spun in Texas

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Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park.

Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won’t go anywhere near it.

“At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland,” said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park about 45 miles east of Dallas. “Now it’s filled with so many mosquitoes that it’s turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs.”

Spider experts say the web may have been constructed by social cobweb spiders, which work together, or could be the result of a mass dispersal in which the arachnids spin webs to spread out from one another.

“I’ve been hearing from entomologists from Ohio, Kansas, British Columbia — all over the place,” said Mike Quinn, an invertebrate biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department who first posted photos online.

Herbert A. “Joe” Pase, a Texas Forest Service entomologist, said the massive web is very unusual.

“From what I’m hearing it could be a once-in-a-lifetime event,” he said.

Link to article

Originally posted 2007-08-30 17:31:02.

Written by Peter C in: Hmmn. Interesting.,Weird News |
Jun
22
2007
0

Ye Olde Official Shakespearean Insult Kit

“Be not deaf cockered dismal dreaming clotpole!”
Link to generator

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Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Europe,Generators,Humor,Words etc |

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