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Noah, Scouts & Joni

I was never a Scout, mainly because the institution was not prominent in the area in Australia where I grew up. To keep abreast of the changing world, the Boy Scouts of America now have a merit badge for video gaming. Yep, instead of getting those kids to exercise in the fresh air, they’d rather they sit on their asses in air-conditioning and exercise their thumbs…

Cryptomundo Top Ten’s

The Cryptomundo website (your database for weird creatures) recently featured two posts – the Top Ten Cryptozoology Stories of 2009 and the Top Ten Worst Bigfoot Stories of 2009…

Edward Burtynsky’s Oil

A decade of photographs exploring the impact of oil from the acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky…

Japanese Green Travel

Bowel Movement Before Boarding Becomes Green Travel Solution in Japan…read the short post by Kyle Cassidy at the Wend Blog…

V For Violence

As the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations, financial institution bigwigs and other notaries met in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week for the G20 Summit, to discuss what amounts to their direction for the globe, protestors clashed with police and were met with seemingly extreme prejudice. Violence during demonstrations is nothing new, having been a fixture of the American cultural landscape for many decades…

Scientists Make Paralyzed Rats Walk Again…

Scientists Make Paralyzed Rats Walk Again After Spinal Cord Injury…Read the article at Signs Of The Times

Morning Glory

A few weeks ago, Wired magazine online featured a post by Betsy Mason detailing some weird-ass clouds that appear on my home soil here in Australia. The photo (above) was captured by photographer Mick Petroff near the Gulf of Carpenteria. These strange, tubular clouds can grow to be 600 miles long…

Irony in Advertising

The Consumerist website offers articles related to “consumer culture”, and last week the site featured a selection of amusing ironic adverts from bygone eras. Top 10 Ironic Ads From History was compiled by Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky, who are co-editors of Ad Nauseum: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture

The Bliss Point

In a new book entitled The End of Overeating, David Kessler – former head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – suggests that food manufacturers and their scientists devise combinations of sugar, fat and salt to make their products irresistible. Kessler believes that the blame for the rampant increase of obesity and those with weight problems cannot be squared solely at the consumer…

Crossed Lines

If you’ve ever been disconnected from a phone call made to India, perhaps the photos below will illustrate why. Then again, it’s a wonder those pesky Indian telemarketers can actually get a connection to your home thousands of miles away…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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