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Karl’s Great Moments in Science appears to be a weekly Australian radio program devoted to interesting issues in science. This is one that I plan to check weekly, especially after reading his interesting exploration of morning breath.


Do you think about taking over the world but aren’t sure how to go about it? Check out this evil plan generator. Also, you should probably take this quiz to make sure that you have what it takes.

You’ve got smoke alarms, burglar alarms, and maybe even radon alarms. But do you have zombie protection? The Zombie Alert detects zombies from 1,700 yards away and Onko Enterprises guarantees it to the tune of $1 million.

Any guy would appreciate the need for this item. I usually just end up turning on the light, the paralyzingly bright light.


Looking for spooky images? Probably not. But if you were, you’d definitely want to check out The Marsden Archive‘s collection. From castle ruins to “forbidding woods“, this site’s got it all. If you need to use an image, just contact them and arrange it.


Here’s some alarming research linking academic testing to extended family mortality. Keep your kids away from college!


Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat. What the …?

These new action figures are bizarre! Though one has to wonder whether they are just repackaged action figures with different heads. I don’t think it’s a joke, either—though I can’t picture any kids wanting a Tony Blair doll.

All sorts of interesting public domain movies here. You’d probably want a cable modem or DSL to watch these big ones.


Wow! They’ve created a version of Star Wars using only text and presented through a Java applet. Amazing stuff!


Here’s an intersting phenomenon of which I was totally unaware: cats in libraries. Surprisingly, Arizona has no living cats in its libraries. If you know of any, please tell these people.


For all of you educators reading this who have to buy your own materials, here’s a site that uses paper plates to illustrate complex notions.


Here’s a site devoted to Mike the Headless Chicken. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Mike (and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that that’s pretty much anyone reading this), he’s a chicken from the 1940s whose owner didn’t do a very good job of decapitating. Amazingly, the farmer left enough of the brain stem to enable the chicken to live a normal (ahem) life. Granted, it had to be fed through its exposed trachea. Neat site: it’s even got a theme song for the long-deceased, headless fowl. Useless Information has more information.


Here are some interesting posters from World War II at the National Archives. The ones in the don’t waste section seem over the top, making me wonder how they were received during the war.


Rob Cockerham offers a site that has some really great content. Be sure to check out his How Much Is Inside features, his Incredible Stuff I Made, his hilarious pranks, or his Drive Thru Menu Photos from Sacramento. Warning: do not try some of this stuff at home.


Funny account of a Peep surgery to separate quintuplets. The page with the Peep being defibrillated is gut-busting. These pages are part of a larger Peep Research site.