Yahoo! News shows a graphical United States (U.S.) map from 1991, 1995, and 2003, showing the obesity trends among U.S. adults. Quite disturbing.
Tax season is here and April 15th is near for U.S. citizens, and this was a good timing for those who do taxes on their computers. Gracie's Broadband Reports security forum thread mentions Michelle Malkin's article on people's tax return information being exposed to the public due to P2P programs like Limewire and eMule. The problem is not the software, it is the way user share their folders/directories.
Viral Videos & Ads posted about 20 new TV commercials/spots/advertisements today. Only six of them were worth mentioning because they are funny and/or cool:
Pennies - Pictures of Pennies shows amazing structures being built with special pillars. All penny columns are ten high. Watch the built process and the aftermath of being taken down.
Yahoo! News reports two little species of Indian Ocean octopus can tuck up six of their arms while running on the other two, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. They can use their other six arms to disguise themselves from predators, either as rolling coconuts or clumps of floating algae, the team at the University of California Berkeley and Universitas Sam Ratulangi/Sam Ratulangi University in North Sulawesi, Indonesia found. The discovery, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, discredits theories that walking requires hard bones and skeletal muscle, as octopuses have neither. The story has a streaming video clip as well.
Oh, that poor furry bunny. How sad. :(
WorldofWar.net posted an amusing screen shot of a vampiric panda
/. report a Wired News story about a new wave in participatory entertainment with Joke-e-oke. The premise behind Joke-e-oke is that, at some level, everyone wants to be a comedian. It's a form of entertainment software that allows people, momentarily, to realize this ambition while emulating the classic comedy routines of their favorite comedians.
From Rajah Sulayman's Forumpolis thread, he posted a link (click on the link for the game/quiz) to "What Dog Are You?" It says, "There's a dog inside all of us, waiting to be let out. This game is based on a computer called SUKA built in 1975 by Russian scientist Mikhail Volkonsky and now housed in the London Science Museum." There are ten questions to answer and should only take about five minutes to complete.