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Web site staff members (please remove AQFL to e-mail: Ant(Dude) (front end and 99% poster) and Mousey (administrator)). Use public Disqus for everyone to post and see moderated comments and feedbacks. And yes, Ant's English sucks (want to be the copy editor/proofreader?). Note that some non-AQFL links might have offensive/gross contents, annoying advertisements/ads. (use a blocker!), etc.

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Rocket Bob -- A German, Thinking Flash Game

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on a German, Flash game titled Rocket Bob.

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An home-brew iPod advertisement opens eyes.

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I wonder how I missed this story back in December 2004. This Wired News article says a school teacher, George Masters, has the marketing world abuzz with a homemade ad for Apple Computer's iPod that is rapidly "going viral." It is a 60-second animated advertisement features flying iPods, pulsing hearts and swirling '70s psychedelia. There is a QuickTime video of it in the article. The commercial is set to the beat of "Tiny Machine" by '80s pop band the Darling Buds.

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Dilbert's addiction to e-mails...

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Dilbert shows what e-mail addiction can do. Dogbert gives some advices.

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Orbital Overload: Space Debris Crowds the Not-So-Friendly Skies

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SPACE.com says totally gone or near-dead spacecraft, spent motor casings and rocket stages, all the way down to pieces of solid propellant, insulation, paint flakes, and thousands of frozen bits of still-radioactive nuclear reactor coolant dribbling (from a number of aged Russian radar satellites) orbit around Earth. As of December 29, 2004, there were 9,233 objects large enough to be tracked and catalogued by the USSTRATCOM Space Surveillance Network. Of this total, there were 2,927 payloads along with 6,306 object classed as rocket bodies and debris. That's the statistics as listed in the January issue of The Orbital Debris Quarterly News, issued by the NASA Johnson Space Center Orbital Debris Program Office in Houston, Texas.

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Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager -- Popularity of baby names over the past century.

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The Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager is a clever Java applet that lets you enter a name and visualize the popularity of baby names over the past century.

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'Broken-heart syndrome' has medical link.

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Both CNN (from Blue's News) and Yahoo! News report that a sudden shock, such as hearing news of a death in the family, can trigger a condition that appears to be a massive heart attack except that the victim suffers no lasting damage, a study reports today.

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The Best of Hubble -- Space Photographs

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Jenn (remove AQFL to e-mail) sent a cool Flash link showing the best (photographs) from Hubble space telescope.

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Budding Jordan cyber love ends in divorce.

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Blue's News posted an amusing and yet sad Yahoo! News story about a budding romance between a Jordanian man and woman turned into an ugly public divorce when the couple found out that they were in fact man and wife, state media reported.

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Is that a hot dog in your pocket?

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Ok, I don't know what this Robert fellow ordered for lunch, but talk about be careful what you ask for!

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Americana Oddities: Strange Buildings

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User Friendly's link of the day is on Americana Oddities: Strange Buildings (warning: MIDI music in the background). America has its share of strange or unusual buildings.

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Alex MacLean's Aerial Photography

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Aerial photography is a powerful way of collecting, analyzing, and sharing visual information about cultural landscapes. In addition to working with clients on specific projects, Alex MacLean also creates striking visual compositions that have been exhibited all over the world and printed in hundreds of publications, including his own.

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Disabled Attorney Says 'Apprentice' Biased...

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This ABC News story says a quadriplegic lawyer has sued producers of NBC's The Apprentice, saying the tryouts for the popular reality show discriminate by requiring that would-be contestants be in excellent physical health.

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Tsunami Earthquake Three Times Larger Than First Thought

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LiveScience report that a new analysis of the December earthquake that caused disastrous tsunami waves to strike Asia and Africa. The report finds it was three times more powerful than earlier measurements suggested. This would make it the second largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded.

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Tree/Canopy-living ants glide to safety -- Rainforest dwellers steer themselves home during a fall.

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Mousey (remove AQFL to e-mail)'s engineer co-worker sent him and me this News @ Nature.com article (LiveScience's story with a 4 minutes streaming video) about Canopy/Tree-dwelling worker ants (Cephalotes atratus) in the tropical forests of the Americas have adopted a neat way of averting disaster should they fall from their perch. They glide to safety, steering towards their home trunk rather than plummeting to the ground, where they might never see their nest-mates again.

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Selling Wholesomeness in the Breakfast Bowl

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The New Yorks Times report that nutritionists and researchers have reacted positively to the news that General Mills has added whole grains to breakfast cereals that did not include them before. But the praise is not without reservation: the fiber content of many of the cereals has increased very little, if at all. "Whole grains" are buzz words for 2005. One market research firm, Mintel, has declared them the ingredient of the year. On Monday, Post cereals announced its lineup of whole grain cereals. The rush brings back memories of the late 1980's and the oat bran craze , which lost steam as soon as oat bran potato chips appeared on the market.

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Ant's 4 Top Picks for Viral Videos and Ads on 2/8/2005

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Viral Videos went crazy in posting 21 new TV commercials/advertisements/spots today. Only four of them were funny and worth mentioning to me:

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Unfit and overweight OK by many, a survey suggests...

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MSNBC's article says Americans know exercise is good for their health. Yet many are overweight, out-of-shape couch potatoes -- and that seems to be just fine with a lot of them, suggests a new nationwide fitness survey.

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Army Uniforms Redesigned After 20 Years

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Yahoo! News report that U.S. Army soldiers are being issued new fatigues with easy-to-use Velcro openings and a redesigned camouflage pattern.

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Food Sculptures

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Various sculptures done with various types of foods (butter, chocolate, cheese, and fruits). Quite impressive.