Compfused.com posted a funny two minutes video clip of two brave soldiers executing a "tip over" mission an occupied Porta Potty.
There are 66 entries for Worth1000's Hello Kitty 2 contest theme. It is a world where everything is for the cats.
CNN.com reports that Samuel W. Alderson, the inventor of crash test dummies that are used to make cars, parachutes and other devices safer, has passed away at the age of 90 (2/11/2005). He grew up tinkering in his father's custom sheet-metal shop, worked on various military technology and by 1952 had formed Alderson Research Labs. The company made anthropomorphic dummies for use by the military and NASA in testing ejection seats and parachutes. The dummies were built to approximate the weight and density of humans and hold data-gathering instruments.
Yahoo! News' Photos had some nice shots of animals doing crazy things. Here are Ant's favorites:
- #1 -- A participant bites the tail of his bull to urge it to run faster during a bullock cart race on the second day of the rural games, also called the 'Mini Olympics', at Kila Raipur, India.
- #2 -- People watch sheep-fighting to celebrate China's traditional Spring Festival in Huaibei city, east China's Anhui Province.
- #3 -- Mother's tongue : A camel mother sticks her tongue out while standing by her newborn calf 'Joachim'.
Yahoo! News report that archaeologists have begun underwater excavations of what is believed to be an ancient city and parts of a temple uncovered by the tsunami off the coast of a centuries-old pilgrimage town.
Newview, in a Broadband Reports' security forum thread titled Warning on hard drives' security, mentioned Hard Drive Clock. It is an ideal clock for anyone who works with computers, and makes a great gift. All of the internal parts are still present, including the read/write heads and the stepper motor or voice coil that moved them. The heads can be manually moved in and out. Some models will stand on any flat surface, all will hang on the wall.
Image Puzzle (Internet Explorer is a MUST!) is a graphical puzzle divided into 15 stages. Each stage comes with a digital image that contains a text that allows you to get to the next stage. If you manage to solve the puzzle on a stage, erase the current HTML page from the address/URL field. The text is always in written in a clear form, it's just disguised in some way. There are no riddles or such things. The text is always located within the image file. it's never a reference to a place outside this website!
I saw this on KTLA 5's morning news yesterday, but I forgot to look for an online story to post on here.
CNN reports that hot cup of coffee may do more than just provide a tasty energy boost. It also may help prevent the most common type of liver cancer. A study of more than 90,000 Japanese found that people who drank coffee daily or nearly every day had half the liver cancer risk of those who never drank coffee.
Animal studies have suggested a protective association of coffee with liver cancer, so the research team led by Monami Inoue of the National Cancer Center in Tokyo analyzed a 10-year public health study to determine coffee use by people diagnosed with liver cancer and people who did not have cancer. They found the likely occurrence of liver cancer in people who never or almost never drank coffee was 547.2 cases per 100,000 people over 10 years. But for people who drank coffee daily the risk was 214.6 cases per 100,000, the researchers report in this week's issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.