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Submitted by ant on Wed, 04/20/2005 - 11:20am.
Audio | Funny Videos/Animations | Nature | Sight Seeings
Two video clips of the day from Blue's News today that involves a cat that drums and a DDR kid as a juggler:
- Wow, this cat is really good in drumming with this toddler. See this short Google Video. Seen on VideoSift.
- Boing Boing has a downloadable video clip (WMV; 4.6 MB; almost 1.75 minutes long) of a high-speed Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) kid juggling three pins. Wow. There needs to be a contest of this!
Submitted by ant on Tue, 04/19/2005 - 5:10pm.
Funny Jokes/Stories | Personal | Reading Materials | Science | Technology
This MSNBC story says Albert Einstein's theories buttress every facet of modern life. It's all Einstein's fault. Many of Einstein's other theories, which began pouring out in a burst of incandescent creativity 100 years ago, turned physics and our understanding of the natural world on their heads, giving scientists the tools to mold almost every observable aspect of life as we live it in 2005.
Submitted by ant on Tue, 04/19/2005 - 3:26pm.
Funny Pictures | History | Nature | Reading Materials | Sight Seeings | Sports | Technology | Transportation/Travel
According to this Yahoo! News story (with photographs), a robot -- dubbed Kamel -- rode a racing camel for 1.5 miles, reaching speeds of 25 miles per hour in a non-competitive trial run. By 2007, rulers of this energy-rich emirate say all camel racers will be mechanized. In Qatar, ruling sheiks have responded to calls for banning the use of boy jockeys by embracing robots as the best solution.
Submitted by ant on Sun, 04/17/2005 - 12:17pm.
Personal | Reading Materials | Science
This New Scientist article says young men will try almost anything to be noticed by the opposite sex. But a study of attitudes to risk suggests that the only people impressed by their stunts are other men. Futile risk-taking might seem to have little going for it in Darwinian terms. So why were our rash ancestors not replaced by more cautious contemporaries?
Submitted by ant on Sat, 04/16/2005 - 12:46pm.
Nature | Others | Reading Materials | Sight Seeings
In Wired News' Furthermore, Jenny McKeel says "Life doesn't exactly fructify on Montana's 5,000-acre contaminated Berkeley Pit federal Superfund site -- or on the nearby mining area. Hardly any plant life can survive on the acidic crust that pervades the area, and the water is lethal. But that hasn't stopped a mysterious mongrel the miners call "The Auditor" from thriving in the wasteland for more than 15 years. "It's unbelievable how it could live in a place that's supposed to be so toxic," said local veterinarian Ed Peretti. "He's one tough dog." The dreadlocked Auditor, who got his name by always showing up "when you least expected it," survives on handouts from the miners, and sometimes sleeps in a shanty doghouse built for him. "God only knows what he does all day," said one miner. Quipped another, "He's kind of like our mascot, huh."