This Yahoo! News story is amusing and cute: "Emperor penguins looked up in awe as Tokyo's main zoo unveiled its latest addition -- a giant penguin said to be suspiciously close in height and weight to a human... As the cameras rolled, the real penguins rose their beaks and gazed up at the purported Lord -- but then walked away disinterested
This IGN.com news story says:
"In a move to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword, Microsoft (MS) announced today that they are taking the first steps to combine the ever-popular MMO genre and productivity software. Hailed as the first MMOWP (massively multiplayer online word processor), MS revealed to IGN that World of Wordcraft has been in the works for nearly 18 months now, and is currently in beta test phase.
Google introduced new stuff today!
I know every single computer user gets angry at his/her computer once in a while. I know I do! Some people go overboard and actually physically attack the computer (two videos clips as examples: #1 and #2; stories: /. and MSNBC). Instead, use a virtual mallet to hit your computer without any damages with Computer Coercion Tool v1.1. Windows or Linux operating system and OpenGL (video card and driver) required. Cool sound effect and special effects. ;)
This MSNBC story says various groups' studies suggest monkeys, dogs and even rats love a good laugh. People, meanwhile, have been laughing since before they could talk. "Indeed, neural circuits for laughter exist in very ancient regions of the brain, and ancestral forms of play and laughter existed in other animals eons before we humans came along with our 'ha-ha-has' and verbal repartee," says Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist at Bowling Green State University.
This Yahoo! News story says nearly 63 percent of Chinese citizens would like to marry a foreigner, according to a survey of contemporary Chinese attitudes towards international marriage.
World of Warcraft Vault has a gallery of screen shots of the day. I looked at most of them and posted the funny ones that I liked:
Bunny Suicides link contains many black and white (B&W) cartoons of ways bunny/bunnies can suicide. I wonder if this is related to Easter on Sunday. [grin]
This The Australians' article says young people have a "video game" mentality when it comes to driving, a survey of young drivers has found. The national survey of 300 high school students, conducted by Queensland-based driver education company Safe Drive Training, recorded students' knowledge and attitudes to driving. It found that most young drivers believe high-powered V8 or turbo-charged cars were acceptable for P-platers and that better reflexes can make up for inexperience. Safe Drive Training managing director, Joel Nielsen, said the survey's results reflected the video game mentality of young drivers coming on to the road for the first time.