A science question inspired by the scene in Jurassic Park in which the T rex ate the lawyer: How many lawyers would it take to properly feed a captive T.
Men's fashion week just wrapped up in Paris. Some of the new looks that fashionable men will soon be sporting are below.
Some people just aren't cut out for crime. The Montana Standard - July 9, 1978
A German entry in the amphibious car sweepstakes. It's the final car in the video parade below.
In 1982, the Maryland Poison Center reported almost 80 cases of people who had suffered nausea and diarrhea after drinking Sunlight dishwashing liquid.
Introduced in 1965 by the Treo Company, and promptly withdrawn from the market on account of complaints by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A follow-up to my post yesterday about the invention of 'fallout biscuits' in 1961. In 1971, eight tons of these biscuits, or crackers, caused the floor to collapse at the South Carolina State House: "All of a sudden the walls of the State House began to shake and then the whole world fell in," said Woody Brooks, whose office is next to the storage room...
Back in 1961, the U.S. Office of Civil Defense came out with 'fallout biscuits.' They were vitaminized crackers.
In 1974, the public library in Upper Arlington, Ohio added scratch-and-sniff scents to its card catalog.
But I wonder how Ronald ever got targeted by the selective service system if he hadn't registered yet.
Breadwoman is a character who wears rags and a loaf of bread on her head while she dances to electronic music.
The new look in jeans from UK fashion brand The Ragged Priest. Cost: $125. Underwear not included. More info: Yahoo!
From a recent New Yorker article: Sebastian Tomczak, an electronic musician from Australia, uploaded a ten-hour white-noise video to YouTube, and was promptly walloped with five infringement claims...
In 1968, Herschel Thornton of Atlanta, Georgia opened the world's first drive-thru funeral home. He called it a "mortatorium." The press dubbed it the "remains to be seen" funeral home.
According to The Telegraph, they use a cherry picker nowadays to trim the thing. It produces almost a ton of clippings, which are sold to pharmaceutical companies who use yew extract as a key ingredient in a chemotherapy drug, Docetaxel.
AKA leotards for dogs. Available at sheddefender.com. The patent pending Shed Defender is intended to be worn in the house, car, or anywhere you don’t want dog hair, dirt, dander, and allergens.
The recurring weird news theme of prisoners who escape from jail a day before they're set to be released.
1961: A 14-year-old boy commandeered a Trailways bus and drove it fifteen blocks because he "had an urge to conquer something big" and wanted to drive it "somewhere." Compare this to Bronx bus driver William Cimillo who, in 1947, instead of following his daily route drove the bus to Florida because he was overcome by "that old spring-time urge." There must be a name for the psychiatric condition of being overcome by a desire to drive a bus to somewhere far away.
The earliest report I can find of people in the Persian Gulf smoking ants is the one below, from 1994.