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November 30, 2006

Musicovery - a fun radio thingy that lets you explore related songs by genre, year, mood, tempo, etc. Free in Lo-Fi version. Good-gawd - hunh! Via.
Yukon meteorite contains conditions for supporting life. Unlike the rest of the Yukon. [Original finding-story here, with itsy-bitsy video.]
Yellow skivvy passes on Yellow Wiggle Greg Page quits due to orthostatic intolerance. The new yellow Wiggle is Sam Moran.
The Primate Freedom Project scored a big surprise win the other day in their efforts to build the National Primate Research Exhibition Hall in Madison, Winconsin. Sandwiched tightly between the historic and infamous Harry F. Harlow Primate Psychology building and the National Institutes of Health's flagship vivisection lab, the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, the Exhibition Hall's permanent presence and clear voice will be impossible to ignore.
How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs Sadly, bananas do not work (see last note).
Enter Stevie. The robber was holding a gun to 5-year-old Mary Long's head when a 3-foot-tall Mighty Morphin Power Ranger leapt into the room...
She's mad as hell, and she's not going to take it any more! One of the orcas (killer whales) at Sea World attacked a trainer during a show today. more inside
Animal Terrorism Act Signed Into Law. Yes, the US Senate bill 3880 makes it illegal to commit "animal enterprise terror." Consistent with some interpretation, Animal Activist groups are now terrorist organizations. Demonstrations which cause animal-based businesses to lose profits are now terrorist acts. By the by, this bill passed with six votes, total. A tip o' the banana peel to the illustrious H-dogg for many of these a-hear links more inside
Colour Pictures of the American Depression [Flash required]. Article. From an exhibition at the Photographers' Gallery in London.
Do not try this at home. A small collection of DIY projects for future Darwin award nominees. more inside
It's a nice day for a...White Christmas! Billy Idol's long-awaited Christmas album. Visit his MySpace page for vids.
Pneumatic tubes: 200 years of moving stuff around. more inside
Senior Citizen: Social Security Scammer? Estranged from his father, a gay Brooklyn man came home yesterday to make peace, only to make a horrifying discovery: His mother had been hiding his dad's corpse in the family's apartment for three years [...] Sad testimonial of either greed, or how so many seniors are living below the poverty level.
Tony vs Paul A stop motion battle between two friends (youtube)
The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. more inside
Computers - 2000 "It dates back to before the birth of Christ and shows that the Ancient Greeks were 1,000 years ahead of their time."
The kind of indulgence which triggers all the soft spots of delicious wrongness in a way Reality just doesn't appreciate. Could it be Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006?
Wordie "Like Flickr, but without the photos."
Pencil collectors society (One of, American)
The pencil pages include fascinating articles and an amazing gallery of pencil pictures (including the world's largest. See also Leadholder for a fine collection of vintage ads and other drafting pencil stuff.