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Web Spins Personal Laundry

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Blue's News mentions a Yahoo! News article on the "Too Much Information" nation.

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MP3 is 10 years old!

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/. reports today (well the other side of Earth) is MP3's 10th birthday.

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National Geographic's Amazing Nature Photographs

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This Web page shows amazing nature photographs from National Geographic.

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"Dunno"

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Chairboy instant messaged/IM'ed me a funny chat conversation about "dunno".

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Is that Jesus' face in Sand Dune?

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Google Sightseeing thinks it spotted Jesus' face in Sand Dune. Or is that fake?

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Earth Calendar -- A daybook of holidays.

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Compfused.com posted Earth Calendar. It is is a daybook of holidays
and celebrations around the world. For example with today's date:

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Saddam guards describe his Doritos habit.

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Our favorite, lazy Jedi/Sith Ulic who refused to post, mentioned this interesting MSNBC story: "Thrust unexpectedly into the role of prison guards for Saddam Hussein, several young American soldiers found the deposed Iraqi leader to be a friendly, talkative "clean freak" who loved Raisin Bran for breakfast, could down a large bag of Doritos in ten minutes and insisted he was still president of Iraq, the men said in an interview published Monday and in comments on NBC's "Today" show.

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Worth1000's Doctored Images: Religious Shapes 5

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This Worth1000's theme is integrating the shape of a cross, Star of David, Islamic crescent, or the major symbol of another major religion, into photographs by altering another object's shape.

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Breast is still the best, even if it is Dad's...

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According to Times Online's article, a man's nipples are perfectly suited to soothing a crying baby until it can be fed, according to a report on fatherhood. It names the Aka Pygmies, a hunter-gatherer tribe from the northern Congo, as the best fathers. When the mother is not available, the father calms his baby by giving him or her a nipple to suck.

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Beauty and the Geek -- A new reality TV show.

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Spaceman Spiff e-mailed me about a new reality television/TV show called Beauty and the Geek. Its pilot episode was already aired earlier for most of the United States of America/U.S.A., but he said it would be reaired tomorrow night at 9:00 PM PDT (Los Angeles, CA) so check your local listing. I will be recording it with my old VCR! :)

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Brain Region Linked to Metaphor Comprehension

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Scientific American reports metaphors make for colorful sayings, but can be confusing when taken literally. A study of people who are unable to make sense of figures of speech has helped scientists identify a brain region they believe plays a key role in grasping metaphors.

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Worth1000's Doctored Photographs: If Hippies Ruled 3

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This Worth1000 theme shows is what the world would be like if it were ruled by hippies.

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Funny video: How to dance like a white guy...

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Google Video has a funny television (TV)/commercial/advertisement (ad.)/spot spoof/parody on how to dance like a middle aged white man. It is about one minute and 37 seconds long.

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Trailer #1 is Online

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After United States' broadcast debut of the "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" trailer #1 on Saturday, May 7th during ABC's network premiere of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", on America Online (AOL) Web sites, Disney Channel, four channels across the Starz Entertainment Group network, and Verizon Wireless customers (V CAST wireless multimedia service), Ain't It Cool News posted AOL's link to the QuickTime movie (direct link to download the 56 MB high quality trailer file).

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Beast's real mark devalued to '616'?

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FiringSquad mentions Canada.com's National Post article on a recently deciphered ancient biblical text. It revealed that 666 is not the fabled Number of the Beast after all.

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World of Warcraft's version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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European World of Warcraft shows its own version of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears (a popular fairy tale) with this screen shot. It shows Goldilocks, the elf, sleeping on a bear's bed. And boy, that bear isn't happy. :)

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Worth1000's Doctored Images: Celebrity Time Travel 9

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Worth1000's current doctored images theme is on what if celebrities lived in different time periods and settings? There are 122 entries!

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Dialect survey results (including maps).

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An anonymous poster, in a /. poll comments section, mentioned Dialect Survey. It contains results to a series of questions, including rhyming word pairs and vocabulary words, to explore words and sounds in the English language. There were no right or wrong answers; by answering each question with what people really say and not what they think is "right". It shows an accurate picture of how English is used in the community. This maps and result page was the interesting one to look at.

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