Saturday, August 29, 2009

Clinging Spider-Man backpack (link roundup)

Spider-Man seemingly clings to your back in this backpack that's on sale for $45. Via.

And a few more links:

1. Evan Ratliff, who wrote an article for Wired called, Gone Forever: What Does It Take to Really Disappear?, is trying to hide in the USA for 30 days. If you find him, you'll win $5,000. Wired is running a blog tracking his movements.

2. I've seen this repeated enough that I guess it really is true - - police in Richmond upon Thames (near London) have taken to removing items from unlocked cars and replacing the valuables with a note saying they can be retrieved at the police station. Perhaps unclear on the concept, Superintendent Jim Davis, "the officer behind the initiative," says, "We want to stop people from being the victims of crime."

3. Two weeks ago, the United Arab Emirates seized a ship carrying North Korean-manufactured weapons to Iran in violation of United Nations sanctions.

*Previously: Key chain pouch unfolds into full size backpack.

*Buy wind-up Spider-Man toys at eBay.