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Watch Super Bowl Ads (2005) online!

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IFILM has streaming commercials for Super Bowl 2005/XXXIX. Three of them are already up and more are expected after the game begins.

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Worth1000's doctored images: If Dogs Ruled 2 -- If the world were ruled by Fido.

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Worth1000's current contest theme is on showing what the world would be like if it were ruled by dogs. In other words, depict mundane ordinary people and things - doctors, grandparents, videogames, etc... if the world were run by dogs.

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2 Animal Photographs of the Day (2/5/2005)

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CNN has two amusing photographs of the day:

  • Heavy turnout:
    Three elephants demonstrate the proper way to cast a vote during a show in Ayuthaya, Thailand. Thais are set to go to the polls on Sunday to cast ballots for 500 seats in the lower house of parliament.

  • Rosco fetches a tree: Rosco hangs on tight with his jaws to a tree branch after he leaped up. He's on the Keene State College campus in Keene, New Hampshire and belongs to the Phi Kappa Omega fraternity.
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Bear & Cat -- An addicting Flash game like Puzzle Bubble

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Blue's News posted a cool Chinese Flash game titled Bear & Cat. It is like Puzzle Bobble, but in a non-straight line.

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Red vs. Blue's funny "Welcome to the Internet" video presentation.

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I have seen this funny Red Vs Blue's video clip before (years ago?) so I never got to post about it. Blue's News reminded me of this YouTube video short. It talks about the differences between real life and the Internet life.

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FoxTrot's Jason attempt to recreate Tomb Raider in real life...

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FoxTrot's Jason shows how playing Tomb Raider in real life just doesn't work. Warning: The cartoon has a sexual reference.

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Beagle 2 'should never have been built'

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New Scientist reports that Beagle 2, the British lander lost on Mars in 2003, should never have been built. That is the damning conclusion of the official investigation into the loss of the probe in a report that the UK government and the European Space Agency (ESA) attempted to hide. The probe was carried to Mars on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft and released towards the Red Planet in December 2003. It was never heard from again.

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Dyslexia slows drivers' reactions...

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New Scientist report that dyslexia can impair a driver's reactions as much as a moderate drinking session. That is the conclusion of a small study which compared how quickly dyslexic and non-dyslexic drivers react to traffic signs.

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2005's Super Bowl TV Commercials/Advertisements/Spots Preview

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Yahoo! News has a preview, with screen captures, of the upcoming Super Bowl XXXIX commercials.

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Chinese Watermelon Art/Sculpture

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Compfused posted a cool link that shows Chinese watermelon art/sculpture. In China, they carve watermelons instead of pumpkins.

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A Chinese man grows his own chairs.

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Blue's News posted an interesting and amusing Ananvoa link (with two black and white photographs) about a Chinese man who patented his technique for growing his own wooden chairs. Mr. Wu, from Shenyang City, Liaoning province, moulds branches into shape while the tree is still growing. He uses elm trees which are pliant and do not break easily, reports the China Morning Business View.

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Price-Comparison Sites Do the Legwork

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The New York Times (no registration to read) reported on price-comparison sites that do the legwork:

"The conventional wisdom a few years back was that the Internet would erase price differences among retailers by giving consumers instant access to the best deals. Merchants who charged more would be driven out of business.

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The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports

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UserFriendly posted a link of the day on The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports show people's experiences, tips, and comments of sleeping at airports around the world.

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Edible photos and sushi prepared on an inkjet printer...

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The New York Times talks about Homaro Cantu's maki look a lot like the sushi rolls served at other upscale restaurants: pristine, coin-size disks stuffed with lumps of fresh crab and rice and wrapped in shiny nori. They also taste like sushi, deliciously fishy and seaweedy. But the sushi made by Mr. Cantu, the 28-year-old executive chef at Moto in Chicago, often contains no fish.

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Half of bankruptcy due to medical bills according to an U.S. Study

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This Yahoo News article says half of all U.S. bankruptcies are caused by soaring medical bills and most people sent into debt by illness are middle-class workers with health insurance, researchers.

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Star Trek: Enterprise gets the axe!

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/. reports that Star Trek: Enterprise has been axed. You can read the official words on startrek.com. The series finale will air on Friday, the 13th of May 2005. Ack, Friday the 13th?

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The Matrix Online: A Funny Cartoon With Wannabes...

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Here is a funny cartoon for the upcoming Matrix Online massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG).

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Usability of Websites for Teenagers

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Jakob Nielsen wrote and posted a Alertbox on the usability of websites for teenagers. Its summary says "When using websites, teenagers have a lower success rate than adults and they're also easily bored. To work for teens, websites must be simple -- but not childish -- and supply plenty of interactive features."

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Cellphone Drivers Drive Like Drunks and Old Farts

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I saw this story KTLA 5's Morning News today. /. posted the details about young drivers (18-25), using cellular phones, driving like drunks and old people (70 years old).