For your distraction …
June 20, 2007, 5:53 am
Filed under: humor, interesting, random, Uncategorized

25 Strange Houses (FrostFirePulse.com)

An unexpected use for ear hair – powering space suits (BoingBoing.net)

Universal Bullshit Detector (BSWatch.com)

Chinese scientists control flight of pigeons using microelectrodes (Mathaba)

Do you remember that guy from that movie? (Cracked.com)

There will be 6,000 cars powered by compressed air on the streets on India by 2008, and deals have been signed in a dozen other countries (Yahoo)

Engineers in Moscow have plans to build new roads on top of existing buildings, because the existing system is beyond repair. (Moscow Times)

The Social Norm of Leaving the Toilet Seat Down: A Game Theoretic Analysis (Science Creative Quarterly)

“Vegetarianism dates back as far as the ancient religion of Hindustan, and was advocated by Plato, Plutarch and other writers of classical times. In Great Britain George Cheyne (1671-1743) was one of the earliest pioneers of the movement, publishing his Essay on Regimen in 1740. In 1811 appeared J. F. Newton’s Return to Nature, or Defense of Vegetable Regimen, and in 1847 the Vegetarian Society was founded at Manchester. Eduard Baltzer (1818-1887) was an early German pioneer, forming a vegetarian society at Nordhausen in 1868. Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), Charles Lane and Amos Bronson Alcott (17991888) were leaders of the early movement in the United States. In 1889 the Vegetarian Federal Union was formed, an international federation of vegetarian organizations.[2] Vegetarianism in the United States was one of the many changes proposed in the reform movement of the thirties. Numerous cooperative communities sprang up, inspired largely by a hatred of industrialism, and a determination to return to more simple modes of life.” (Kansas Historical Quarterly)

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) (Yale)

Strange Roller Coasters (TecheBlog)

Plane Nose Art from WWII

Beautiful Aerial Photos of Nature (Very-Bored.com)

Beautiful Ice & Snow Photos (Very-Bored.com)


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