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Hacking John McCain: So awesome.

Tapir receives a massgage: Tapirs are one of my secret favorite animals, so I'm including this for that reason.

World's tallest man ties knot: "Bao Xishun, a 7-foot-9-inch (2.36-meter) herdsman from Inner Mongolia, married saleswoman Xia Shujian, who was 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters) tall, several days ago, the Beijing New reported."  You may remember this guy from earlier in the year when he saved a couple dolphins' lives with his superlong arms.

Cool paper art.

April Fool's pranks for nerds: "Go into their mouse settings and swap the mouse buttons. Set left-click as right-click and vice versa. This one is so simple, it's best reserved for the truly helpless. While you're at it, slow down the double-click speed to add an extra helping of annoyance."

Hotmail so not hot: A company posted a job ad in which "they asked for a person with ample experience in using the internet (navigation, searches, formats...).  They received 50 candidacies, from which 30 came from Hotmail-directions, all of them erased as they entered.  The reason: You can't pretend being an internet expert and use a Hotmail account at the same time."

Edible origami cranes: Kel, this is your next cooking challenge.

Peeping Tom sentenced to glow in the dark : A British man who was caught in a woman's garden watching her through her curtains "has been banned from going out at night without a fluorescent jacket on. Stephen Cooper, 24, has been ordered to wear the high-visibility clothing so he can be spotted by potential victims."

New Dairy Queen Logo : Sucks.

Semi-identical twins discovered. "The journal Nature says the twins are identical on their mother's side, but share only half their genes on their father's side.  They are the result of two sperm cells fertilising a single egg, which then divided to form two embryos - and each sperm contributed genes to each child." Sounds totally sweet, but it's a little complicated: "These twins, who were conceived normally, only came to the attention of scientists because one was born with sexually ambiguous genitalia . . . Genetic tests show both are "chimeras", and have some male cells - which have an X and Y chromosome, and female cells - which have two X chromosomes.

Machine translation or Faulkner? Read each quote and determine if it's Faulkner's writing or "machine-translated German text."

A super guide to power-napping. 

One argument for more global warming: It makes more kittens happen!


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Facebook just told me it's Cathy's birthday.

a) I feel like an ass for forgetting
b) no LMNOParty?


Also, thank you for the link to the chimera twins. I'm fascinated by shit like that. (Like, to a totally inappropriate extent.)

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