Monday, October 06, 2014

Coffee and Provocation

Less Cow Bell
The Swiss may ban cow bells as apparently it makes the cows deaf and generates less milk.

Replacement Parts
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina started growing replacement penises (apparently some people were losing theirs) some years back. Then they grew replacement anal spinchters. Now vaginas. I think someone might have... issues.

Charles Manson, the Musical
Now playing in Germany.  Of course.

Sea Monkeys
They stir the ocean. Allegedly.

The Worm That Stopped China
In 1949, Taiwan was spared an invasion by the Chinese Communist Party due to the unanticipated effects of blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum which caries schistosomiasis.

Having a Hard Time Understanding?
Over at Futility Closet, they tell us the Indonesian word for water is air... The Czech word for guest is host... The Basque word for cold is hotz... The Hebrew word for she is he.

A World of Life in the Dirt
To be specific, in the dirt of Central Park, New York City

Pigeon Booty Check
Al Jazeera reports that 10,000 pigeons were each given a rectal probe by Chinese officials worried that ethnic separatists might use the pigeons in some nefarious plot to disrupt China's National Day.

Three Types of Scenes
Mike Nichols says every scene in a play or movie is either a fight, a seduction, or a negotiation. He's probably right.

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
Make this trap yourself, and yes it works.

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