Pennies - Pictures of Pennies shows amazing structures being built with special pillars. All penny columns are ten high. Watch the built process and the aftermath of being taken down.
Yahoo! News reports two little species of Indian Ocean octopus can tuck up six of their arms while running on the other two, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. They can use their other six arms to disguise themselves from predators, either as rolling coconuts or clumps of floating algae, the team at the University of California Berkeley and Universitas Sam Ratulangi/Sam Ratulangi University in North Sulawesi, Indonesia found. The discovery, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, discredits theories that walking requires hard bones and skeletal muscle, as octopuses have neither. The story has a streaming video clip as well.
Oh, that poor furry bunny. How sad. :(
WorldofWar.net posted an amusing screen shot of a vampiric panda
/. report a Wired News story about a new wave in participatory entertainment with Joke-e-oke. The premise behind Joke-e-oke is that, at some level, everyone wants to be a comedian. It's a form of entertainment software that allows people, momentarily, to realize this ambition while emulating the classic comedy routines of their favorite comedians.
From Rajah Sulayman's Forumpolis thread, he posted a link (click on the link for the game/quiz) to "What Dog Are You?" It says, "There's a dog inside all of us, waiting to be let out. This game is based on a computer called SUKA built in 1975 by Russian scientist Mikhail Volkonsky and now housed in the London Science Museum." There are ten questions to answer and should only take about five minutes to complete.
/. reports a BBC News story on the 'bad behaviour' of e-mail users is helping to sustain the spam industry, a new study has found. According to a survey conducted by Mirapoint (a security firm) and The Radicati Group (a market research company), nearly a third of e-mail users have clicked on links in spam messages. One in ten users have bought products advertised in junk mail.
Now, that is a scary moment/shot in a baseball game for fans. :(
Spamusement! contains poorly-drawn cartoons (nothing dirty) inspired by actual e-mail spam subject lines!
This New York Daily News story says Gauri Nanda, a 25-year-old scientist at MIT's Media Lab, has come up with a gizmo she calls "Clocky" that's designed to get sleepyheads moving. It looks like a roll of toilet paper covered with shag carpeting -- or one of those Tribbles from Star Trek -- with wheels attached at both ends. When the snooze button is pressed, the clock rolls off the table and trundles to a hiding place where it lies in wait for 10 minutes before going off again. And every day it rolls to a different hiding place.