This Wired's article says there are nearly 50 visionary entrepreneurs profiled in a new 495-page book titled They Made America. It is an encyclopedic, entertaining tome by Sir Harold Evans is now the subject of a four-part PBS series (check this informative site out for names, history, images, etc.) of the same name.
Mousey's original post: I don't know why people send me these things... It just seems natural that I might be interested in the evolutionary links between female promiscuity and the size of your testicles right? I mean, that's a perfectly normal topic of discussion at work, right?? Engineers are weird.
A new funny StupidVideos' video clip to see. This is the correct way to get even with someone jealous in taking your winning money from a card game. Hopefully, that kid didn't get busted by running in public with that gun. [grin]
This BBC News story says Roman cosmetic secrets revealed. The fashion conscious women of Roman Britain used a tin-based foundation to get a pale and appealing look.
According to Yahoo! News' story, airlines increasingly have to worry more about the weight of their passengers according to a new federal government study. America's growing waistlines are hurting the bottom lines of airline companies as the extra pounds on passengers are causing a drag on planes. Heavier fliers have created heftier fuel costs.
Through the 1990s, the average weight of Americans increased by 10 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites). The extra weight caused airlines to spend $275 million to burn 350 million more gallons of fuel in 2000 just to carry the additional weight of Americans, the federal agency estimated in a recent issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
This Wired's article says there are five top contestants vying for the title of most beautiful virtual woman in the world.
None of them are attractive to me.
The Japanese electronics maker said the Blu-ray optical disc, which can be written once and stores 25 gigabytes of data, is 87 percent natural polymer derived from corn and biodegrades.
"If the starch polymer is incinerated, it will not emit dioxins and any other harmful chemicals," the company said.