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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Huge blue tits cause crisis!

Bet that got your attention.

Blue tit boom 'may cause crisis'
A baby boom among Britain's blue tits could cause an avian housing crisis in 2005, according to wildlife experts.

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is urging people to put up nesting boxes to help the birds this spring.

Monday, February 14, 2005

And the prize for being dead award goes to ...

Ray Charles

shame the waited till he was dead before honouring him

Best lip-synching award goes to

Since we've had the Brit Awards and the Bafta's and whatever else, I propose this gem which I found on the Yahoo Weblog.

In the category of Face Pulling;
Best lip-synching and eyebrow work award goes to ... the fat bloke with a webcam and too much time on his hands.

To the tune of "Dragostea Din Tei", by O-Zone

This is a must see!

Click here to play the .swf 'video' This link has now been disabled on the host server.
(You will need to have flash player installed)

Don't worry! It's also available in windows media format:
by clicking here (you will need to have Windows Media Player installed)

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Can This Black Box See Into the Future?

RedNova News

DEEP in the basement of a dusty university library in Edinburgh lies a small black box, roughly the size of two cigarette packets side by side, that churns out random numbers in an endless stream.

At first glance it is an unremarkable piece of equipment. Encased in metal, it contains at its heart a microchip no more complex than the ones found in modern pocket calculators.

But, according to a growing band of top scientists, this box has quite extraordinary powers. It is, they claim, the 'eye' of a machine that appears capable of peering into the future and predicting major world events.

The machine apparently sensed the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre four hours before they happened - but in the fevered mood of conspiracy theories of the time, the claims were swiftly knocked back by sceptics. But last December, it also appeared to forewarn of the Asian tsunami just before the deep sea earthquake that precipitated the epic tragedy.

Now, even the doubters are acknowledging that here is a small box with apparently inexplicable powers.

'It's Earth-shattering stuff,' says Dr Roger Nelson, emeritus researcher at Princeton University in the United States, who is heading the research project behind the 'black box' phenomenon.

'We're very early on in the process of trying to figure out what's going on here. At the moment we're stabbing in the dark.' Dr Nelson's investigations, called the Global Consciousness Project, were originally hosted by Princeton University and are centred on one of the most extraordinary experiments of all time. Its aim is to detect whether all of humanity shares a single subconscious mind that we can all tap into without realising.

And machines like the Edinburgh black box have thrown up a tantalising possibility: that scientists may have unwittingly discovered a way of predicting the future.

More ...

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Thank goodness for TB

TB 'may have killed off leprosy'

Human remains dating from the 1st Century AD suggest tuberculosis (TB) may have killed off leprosy in Europe.

Scientists at University College London have been examining a shrouded body recently discovered in a sealed chamber in Israel.

The bones reveal the man was infected with both TB and leprosy.

Given that TB is the more aggressive and faster-killing of the two, the scientists say it would have won the battle of the diseases.

Whew! Thank goodness for TB, huh? Interestingly, and no doubt controversially, if TB was allowed to run it's natural course it would probably do the same thing with AIDS ... eventually

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Rent My Chest!

Rent My Chest!

When I was reading about Renting a Cleavage on eBay, I learned about a bloke who rents his chest for messages and encourages people to "Check back to see who was stupid enough to do it" and promises that should you barf up the $20, that "The image will stay in rotation on this front page until ten other saps belly up".

To date, 85 saps have bellied up!

Advertise On My Cleavage

Advertise For 15 Days!

Need a couple of hundred quid, or dollars for that matter? One enterprising woman from Gourock, nr Glasgow, in Scotland eBayed advertising space on her boobs! If you want to know what the final price was, you will have to click the link.

She stated on the auction:
"Hi there. Like myself, and many others across the world, you've probably noticed a man on eBay is renting his forehead for 30 days, so you can put your logo on it. Well, now, you can do so in the UK. No longer restricted to USA based advertising, you can now rent my CLEAVAGE for a period of 15 days, during which I will display your company logo, slogan or web-site address in the form of a temporary tattoo you will supply to me. I should probably give you some information on the whereabouts of this living billboard."