Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The folks at United Nuclear Supply are back in the news today. Apparently you can buy the radioactive poison used to kill a Russian journalist from them.....
Radioactive poison for sale on Net
It never ceases to amaze me the things that are made legal (or illeagal) in this country. What do they use to decide...a "Magic 8-ball"?
Saturday, November 25, 2006
This is an interesting tale of how a band gets fucked by a record label. Read on....
The Problem With Music
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
If you like sick twisted humour with a Brittish flavor...then this is the site for you. The demented Flash and Photoshopping that comes from this site is both horrid and awesome all at the same time. Is that possible? Of course it is!
Your's truly has even had a post featured on the site and in their (spam free) newsletter. Some of the pop culture references are lost on us "Yanks", but overall you're likely to bust a gut laughing!
In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin.
Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.
The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.
Read more about it here...
Sunday, November 05, 2006
That's why there's Futility Closet: a thousand bite-size anecdotes, epigrams, illusions, and curiosities; puzzles, prodigies, sublimities and horrors.
Read a few and get back to work. We'll keep finding more.Futility Closet
A nice resource for web oddities and interesting stuff!
Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?
Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favorite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions.
We created Pandora so that we can have that same kind of conversation with you.
This is a really cool tool for listening to streaming music that you can tailor to your tastes. Sweet!...