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Friday, February 25, 2011

The Last Unclaimed Land

Aside from parts of Antarctica, there is only one section of land on Earth that isn't claimed by at least one nation. It is called Bi'r Tawīl, and it lies between Egypt and Sudan. Neither claims it, because there is a disputed area nearby, and claiming Bi'r Tawīl would invalidate that claim. I think one of these days, someone is going to drive through Egypt and raise their own flag there.

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Monkeys Cover Themselves in Urine to Attract Mates

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I've been very busy with work, and the news is pretty much full of stuff about Libya. Here's a funny one to start the weekend.

"It turns out male monkeys aren't taking the proverbial when it comes to their grooming habits and trying to catch a mate.
Scientists believe they can finally explain a baffling habit displayed by capuchin monkeys, who urinate on their hands and then rub the urine into their fur.
Male monkeys attract females by sending a message that they are single and available through rubbing urine into their fur, according to a study."

Hmm, this just might be worth a try! Screw cologne, I'm going to the bar covered in pee next time.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Format Question..

What would you guys rather see on this blog?

Lately, I've been posting a lot of weird news articles. When I first started this blog, I was just gonna post weird stuff I found on the internet (like Ted's Caving Page). I'm not sure which direction I should take this. There's a poll at the top of the page, and votes would be appreciated. I'd appreciate your input.

Feminazis vs. Hooters

"The National Organization of Women doesn't like kids going to Hooters, either. Last month, its California chapter filed complaints with prosecutors and police in San Francisco, San Bruno, Sacramento and Orange County about Hooters serving children.
Hooters often faces discrimination charges for hiring attractive girls of certain dimensions.
"Many restaurants do this," Weston told me. "We're just up-front about it."
To defend itself, Hooters has sometimes argued it is an adult-entertainment venue. As such, it has just as much right to select its cast as directors of a Broadway play. You don't see controversies about scantly clad Dallas Cowgirls or Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, do you?
The feminist group argues Hooter's can't have it both ways. You are either a family restaurant or an adult-entertainment venue.
Rivera says it's business as usual: "People just want something to complain about.""

I found this part of the article most interesting. Everybody whines so much. I've been to Hooters once and I think their food sucks, but whatever. They should have every right to not hire ugly girls. What do the feminists think the DMV is for?

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Cocaine Submarine Seized in Colombia

"Colombian soldiers have for the first time seized a fully submersible drug-smuggling submarine capable of reaching the coast of Mexico, authorities have announced.
Heavily armed troops posed for photos with the submarine - complete with conning tower, steps up to a hatch, air-conditioning and a periscope."

More pictures on the site. You have to admire the ingenuity of the cartels just a little bit. At what point does building a cocaine-carrying submarine become profitable?

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Girl Kisses Boyfriend, Dies

"A teenager collapsed and died minutes after her boyfriend kissed her for the first time, an inquest heard today.
Shy Jemma Benjamin, 18, was kissed by fellow university student Daniel Ross, 21, at his home after a night out together.
But superfit hockey player Jemma then suddenly slumped onto the sofa - and died in front of Daniel's eyes."  

Really weird and sad story. I hope I don't have some unknown disease like that..

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The Average Female Face

"Describing someone as average-looking is rarely seen as a compliment.
But most of us would be quite happy to look like a computer-generated depiction of the 'average' English woman,  Welsh woman, or even the average Burmese.
More than 100 women of 41 different nationalities and ethnicities were photographed in cities all over the world in an effort to find common regional features."

Check out the link, the pictures are pretty interesting. I think the 'average' Puerto Rican woman looks the best in this series.

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