Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dos Equis Most Interesting Man Campaign

Here's the commercial:

And here's the official site, where you'll find some fun desktop wallpapers.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ice Cucumber Pepsi

Apparently available only in Japan.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Portable labyrinth

"Portable labyrinths are designed for occasional or temporary use and easy storage. Our full design range is available on sturdy poly canvas or vinyl washable materials for all of your events."

Friday, May 25, 2007

"The German authorities are compiling a database of human scents to track down possible violent protesters at the G8 summit in June"

"The method, once used by East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, involves collecting scent samples in advance from selected targets."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Philippines professional basketball league allows one foreigner on each team, but no taller than 6'6''


Dunks are so rare in the PBA that the league has toyed with the idea of making slams worth three points. The league adds a dash of high-wire athleticism by allowing each team to hire one foreign-born star. But permitting American 7-footers to play would wreak havoc among the Lilliputian locals.

Monday, May 21, 2007

His Dark Materials Stage Production

"In December 2003, The National Theatre in London presented a stage version of the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman in two, three hour long parts"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mr. Brooks Movie Poster

Desktop wallpapers with the same image available at the Mr. Brooks official site

Funny: Lost Heart street sign

Go here for a bit more background

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A prison in the US state of Iowa has changed its locks after a set of keys was sold online for $12

It cost the prison $6,000 to change the locks, so maybe the state should have bid on the keys.

Via Marginal Revolution, which also passes on this disturbing factoid: 48% of Caribbean adolescent girls surveyed described their own "sexual initiation" as forced.

A mysterious epidemic is killing pigs in southeastern China

Hong Kong television broadcasts and newspapers were full of lurid accounts today of pigs staggering around with blood pouring from their bodies in Gaoyao and neighboring Yunfu, both in Guangdong Province. The Apple Daily newspaper said that as many as 80 percent of the pigs in the area had died, that panicky farmers were selling ailing animals at deep discounts and that pig carcasses were floating in a river.

Read the rest. Via Instapundit.

There's a player in the upcoming NBA draft named Stanko Barac

He has "deceptive athleticism."

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Why is money green? Why are stop signs red?

Lots of interesting answers about color choice here.

Photo: Real Life Pikachu?

Found at (un)social-commentary, which is chock full of neat stuff.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Golden Demon Atlanta 2007 Awards

This Wraithlord is by Frederick Casler, Jr. Go here to see the rest of the winners.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski . . . is a Russian scientist who was struck by a particle accelerator beam in 1978"

"Bugorski was checking a malfunctioning piece of equipment when the safety mechanisms failed. Bugorski was leaning over the equipment when he stuck his head in the path of the 76 GeV proton beam"