A woman in Scotland opened up her canned pears, only to find that one of the pears had a ‘demonic face’.
(Game Over, by Kordiana Lewandowski)
Why you should never publish the complete works of Voltaire.
And we leave you with the story of Epic Beard Man.
The terms to which Apple App Store developers must sign on to is very, very one sided. As much as Apple is currently a leader in the third-party-applications-for-smart-phones arena, stifling competition and innovation will probably make the iPhone and iPad second-rate devices in the long term.
(Sculpture by Adrian Tranquilli)
Do you use an ad blocker when you browse? If so, do you realise that you have a negative impact on the sites that you visit?
Neurobiologist Dario Ringach participated in a panel at UCLA, in which he expressed his own belief that research conducted on animals (which he no longer does himself) has a role in the answering of scientific questions. Because of this, animal rights activists have started to harass his children. That’s right — these activists are so upset that Ringach believes that it is worthwhile to cause pain to innocent animals if it betters humankind, that they (in turn) cause emotional pain to his innocent children.
I believe that’s what the kids call “hypocritical” these days.
Police in Oxford have been reprimanded for using their riot shields as sleds. While one understands that police officers should probably be doing something other than tobogganing when on duty, we prefer the Oxford police approach to that of the Boston police — arresting people who videotape them and charging them with “illegal wiretapping”.
If you’re thinking of making a charitable donation following the earthquake in Haiti, you should donate money, not stuff. Stuff apparently makes things worse. So give to Oxfam, The Red Cross, UNICEF, or the charity of your choice. But leave your blankets and cans of soup at home.
|In an effort to prevent deaths from bar brawls, the British government is thinking about banning glass pint glasses. Next, bar stools will have to be bought from the Nerf company.|
|Amanda (Fucking) Palmer writes about seeking money directly from her audience, and not being ashamed of it. It’s a brilliant look at where the business model for the music industry is headed. The middle men should pay attention and start to revisit their practices before the majority of artists and fans become comfortable with afp’s aproach and begin to cut them out.|
|Every school day, the neighbourhood children go to Lisa Snyder’s house for about an hour before the school bus comes. She is not paid for it — it’s just a favour for the other parents in the neighbourhood who (presumably) need to leave for work. The state of Michigan has told her that she’s breaking the law and needs to stop being a good neighbour.|
|Mario versus the Ninja Turtles|
|British Airways continues to battle against the budget airlines. In an attempt to match low the low standards of customer service and extra charges of their worst competitors, BA has cut free meals on short flights and reduced customers’ luggage allowance. And, beginning this week, they’ll now charge you extra to sit beside your children on the plane.|
|A suicide bomber in Saudi Arabia stuffed a bomb into his rectum and blew himself up.|
|It is illegal to resign from British parliament. There is, however, a work-around.|
|Scientists are trying to read your mind.|