December 17, 2009

Nutty Wacky USB Devices I Gotta Get

Then all the coolest stuff in the house will be conveniently located next to my home computer. I'll have to throw away the printer to make space.

March 25, 2009

Have a Stroke, Change Your Accent

Apparently, "Foreign Accent Syndrome" is a real disease. Bloody Hell.

January 17, 2009

It's Settled. Water Is Actually H2O.

Yep. Thanks to scientists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, water has been re-confirmed as H2O. Recently some bespectacled hooligans had started suggesting there might only be 1.5 Hydrogen atoms per molecule, and/or two Hydrogens were becoming entangled, and/or the Oxygen was really the product of a tryst with the mailman.

In any case, the whole thing has been cleared up. Go on with your day.

At LiveScience:
Water Mystery Solved

February 29, 2008

Cattle Fine

Kenya seems to want to fine Hillary Clinton over the photo of Barack Obama wearing traditional garments which was distribute a week or so ago on the internet.

She would need to pay up in Cattle, or Camels, or Sheep, I think. I'm not a lawyer. Nor am I Kenyan.

Do They Have To Be Kenyan Cows?

February 24, 2008

This Building Is Awesome, In A Worst-Building-Ever Sort Of Way

It takes a truly twisted totalitarian outcast like North Korea to really do something like this.

"In 1987, Baikdoosan Architects and Engineers put its first shovel into the ground and more than twenty years later, after North Korea poured more than two percent of its gross domestic product to building this monster, the hotel remains unoccupied, unopened, and unfinished."

"Construction on the Hotel of Doom stopped in 1992."

"[T]he Ryugyong Hotel -- the 22nd largest skyscraper in the world -- is a failure on an enormous scale...."

Above snippets from the Eva Hagberg article in Esquire Magazine Online January 2008.

January 29, 2008

Those Climbing Flipping Russian Guys Apparently Have Nothing Better To Do With The Stark Cold Remnants Of The Old Soviet Empire

Let's call this Grunge Cirque de Soleil

May 16, 2006

Mobile Mountain

So, apparently, a 100kilometer ridge, called Heart Mountain, around the border of Montana and Wyoming, once moved. It moved about 100 kilometers. Really. 50 million years ago some odd confluence of lava, vertical cracks, water beneath the ridge, sort of shoved the whole thing sideways. For 100 kilometers. What a trip.