Worth1000's current doctored images theme is on what if celebrities lived in different time periods and settings? There are 122 entries!
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.
This New York Times article (no registration required) says anywhere else in the world, a train running 90 seconds late would perhaps be considered on time. But in Japan, 90 seconds would foil commuters who depend on trains' connecting to one another with balletic precision, often with only a couple of minutes to spare...
Spamusement! contains poorly-drawn cartoons (nothing dirty) inspired by actual e-mail spam subject lines!
This Yahoo! News article as many as 30 percent of couples, in the Philippines, are unaware that having sex can result in babies, Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit said. "They do not know how pregnancy happens," even though some of them have had numerous children already, Dayrit remarked.
If the Gods had instant messaging, then they would do this. Yikes!
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.
OK, this is just bizarre and crazy. According to Yahoo! News story, a man leaped into a lion's den at the Taipei Zoo on Wednesday to try to convert the king of beasts to Christianity but was bitten in the leg for his efforts.
Sheesh. Try converting humans. :P
11/3/2004 4:29 PM PST: More photographs can be found here.
11/3/2004 7:00 PM PST: And here.