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Nov. 22nd, 2009 09:42 am
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Mussolini’s ‘brain and blood for sale on internet’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8371171.stm

Darwin photo competition winners
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8364761.stm

Heavy Metal Monk Quits Rocks
http://media.smh.com.au/world/world-news/the-metal-monk-quits-rock-860243.html

The Metal Monk at the height of his powers


Sounds like an urban legend, but the BBC thinks it’s true.
‘Fat for cosmetics’ murder suspects arrested in Peru
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8369674.stm

The Best Science Fiction Titles
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/nov/19/best-science-fiction-titles

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Over 4 million dominos get knocked down.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/11/14/2742951.htm

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A fun chart of collective nouns for supernatural beasties.

A flurry of yeti, A lunacy of werewolves…

http://wondermark.com/566/

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Your chance to remake Star Wars (well, 15 seconds of it at least). :-)

http://www.starwarsuncut.com/


Interview with the guy who set the project up.

http://biginterview.org/post/220835534/casey-pugh-may-the-crowd-force-be-with-you

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This week’s Oddbox from the BBC features a clip of David Tennant and Russell T. Davies.

Plus the world’s largest time warp.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_8345000/8345771.stm

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I miss living in Japan.

Via Gizmodo.com

Windows 7 Launches in Japan

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No surprises.  Japan is#1 and Australia doesn’t make the top 20.

http://www.joshuazimmerman.com/blog/?p=3674

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Amazing BBC footage of whales battling.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8318000/8318182.stm

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A contest to design your own Simpsons character.   (Only open to US residents.  D’oh!)

Ends Oct 28 2009

http://thesimpsons.com/character/

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A Japanese amusement park that has a “zombie-infested” haunted house made a promotional video showing off that they have the best trained zombies in the business.

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Two cool short films that came to my attention recently.



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Monkey DOA

Sep. 4th, 2009 04:33 pm
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I saw the weirdest ever message on an ATM in Minsk, Belarus.

I put my card in and just Russian writing came up (or maybe it was in Belarussian, I can’t tell the difference).  So I hit what I hoped was the cancel button and my card was returned.

A different menu appeared which had a button labelled FAQ.

It’s disturbing that these questions would be FREQUENTLY asked (and why in English?  And the answer is in Russian?)

Someone translated the answer to the questions for me and it says in Russian: Because you forgot to give him food.

Monkey DOA

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New Scientist magazine reported on a study of remote areas.

It’s official, the world’s most remote place is on the Tibetan plateau (34.7°N, 85.7°E).

From here, says Andy Nelson, a former researcher at the European Commission, it is a three-week trip to the cities of Lhasa or Korla – one day by car and the remaining 20 on foot.

Rough terrain and an altitude of 5200 metres also lend it a perfect air of "Do Not Disturb".

Where’s the Remotest Place on Earth?

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Some fun cartoons and videos

xkcd – Love & Game Theory

Japanese Toilet Training Video (a new episode of Shimajiro)

Pacman Realises He’s Being Followed

 

Japan has the world’s largest pornography industry.  This extends to computer games.

No More Japanese Porn For You, Evil Foreigner

compare this to Australia, which has some of the strictest computer game censorship laws for any democratic country.

Web filters to censor video games

 

Some weird news

Stoned wallabies ‘make crop circles’ in Tasmania

Indian armed forces to put hot chilli in hand grenades

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This looks like a fun place to stay.

A hotel that is built around an airplane in Costa Rica.

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/13/costa-rican-hotel-suite-takes-flight/

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Ken Lee

Jun. 24th, 2009 02:32 pm
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From Bulgarian Idol.

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Nick Cobbing, a British photographer has taken lots of great photos of Greenland.

Greenland Photos

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