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10 July 2008 @ 03:27 am
Senate caves, telecoms saved. At this point, seriously, is anyone even surprised?

DNA testing has cleared the family of JonBenet Ramsey of her murder.

GOP study finds companies that built formaldehyde-laced trailers used for Katrina victims shouldn't be held responsible, since nobody told them how much poison they could use in the first place.

Why the iPhone costs over US $1,000 in Belgium.


French building grows tentacles.


The Daily Rotten links to a news story with LSD, meth, sado-masochism, murder, bullets in the mail and genital clothes pegs.

Google comes out with its own virtual world named Lively, its answer to Second Life. Windows Vista/XP with Internet Explorer or Firefox only.

9 things you didn't know about The Statue of Liberty.

SouthWest Airlines' seven secrets of success. Amazing read.

An abusive Indian father has become the first man in history to commit suicide in a British courtroom. He used 60 sleeping pills crushed into powder, dissolved in a bottle of Coke. He was in court for molesting his daughter and rendering her mentally retarded after holding her mouth and nose shut long enough to cause brain damage.

Pennsylvania truck driver dodges half a million dollars using a stolen E-Z Pass.

Scientists have handed octopuses Rubik's cubes to determine if they favor one tentacle over another, and to keep them stress free. I predict they'll solve it sooner or later, probably sooner :D

Sources: BoingBoing, GeekLikeMe, Fark and The Daily Rotten.
 
 
 
 
 
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25 June 2008 @ 01:00 am
The world's most bizarre wedding customs. Includes smashing dishes and having the bride and groom clean it up; kidnapping the bride; stealing the groom's shoes and so on.

Japanese nerds build robot girlfriend. Vagina notably absent.

Just graduated college? 21 tips for surviving the real world.

The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination: Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's commencement address at Harvard.

The world's strangest internet cafes.

The world's smelliest postage stamps.

Inspired by the soaring price of oil and the continued devaluation of the dollar, artist Brian Romero designed the bill for the increasingly-worthless dollar: the Zero Dollar Bill.

The highest-popping toaster in the world.

Some more George Carlin quotes.

A site where one can convey their condolences to George Carlin's daughter, Kelly Carlin-McCall.

HBO to run George Carlin marathon of all his work.

Apparently, Hitler had a really lousy sense of humor and pulled lame pranks on his subordinates.

Pro-life, pro-abstinence Republican congressman paid for girlfriend's abortion and dumped her afterwards.

Man runs himself over with his own car.

God arrested for dealing coke.

Engadget: Combination gas/electric/solar hybrid car gets 150 mpg highway / 117 city, 87 mph top speed, weighs under 600 lbs, will come out by 2012 at the cost of $18,000.

Ex-KGB dungeons still exist under Moscow. Pics.

We're still slowly discovering just how amazingly intelligent octopi are.

Man arrested for drunk driving... on an electric wheelchair. He blew a .31 on the breathalyzer, which is six times over the legal blood alcohol level.
 
 
 
 
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12 January 2007 @ 08:22 am
Octopus videos, via boingboing.net :





I've seen the above octopus camouflage video before (it's one hundred percent real, absolutely no special effects or editing), but the below video of an octopus squeezing through a one inch hole was new to me:


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