Abuse of Power Gordon Brown has put Icelandic bank Landsbanki on his shit list, using anti-terror laws to freeze Icelandic assets in the UK. Icelanders are not terrorists. more inside
Esteban World Tour Watchers of HSN and SVC will be familiar with the Utter Crap that Señor Esteban hawks on the TV. more inside
Ragtime, Limericks & Fibonacci Hardly mainstream knowledge, but bloody interesting, if you're interested in that kind of thing.
You don't see one of those every day Musical instruments.
Capn Jack Sparrow, Coffee Pirate (YouTube, but worth it)
TV-Links.co.uk Raided The owner has been arrested, as well as some other people involved in the running of the site. They face organised-crime charges, and compensation of up to £100,000,000. more inside
Dinosaurs! that look an awful lot like elephants. The servant of the Lord is currently planning a new trip to the Congo, to bring back pterosaurs. Oh, and Let's Shut Down Landover Baptist, because it makes Baby Jesus cry. (Get your Baby Jesus Anti-Fornication Thong here!) more inside
Our Photoshop Skillz suck This guy might just be omnipresent.
Flight of the Bumblebee (YouTube videos ahead.) As God intended. On an electric guitar at 201 bpm. On a 7-string bass. On the accordion. On 8 pianos. On the marimba. Played by Europe. Played (in a manner of speaking) by high school students on a banjo, baritone saxophone, an E flat clarinet and an accordion.
Mandela is (not really) dead (YouTube)
The Secret of Invisibility Science may not have given us the flying car, but for a price, the secret of invisibility is within your grasp. more inside
Britain supports the torture and killing of homosexuals The foreign office will deport lesbian Pegah Emambakhsh to Iran, after her request for asylum has been rejected. What awaits her in her home country?
Art. 127 to 134 relate to lesbian sexual relations. Punishment for sexual intercourse among lesbians is 100 lashes and in case of recidivity (3 times) execution.more inside
— Home Office, Iran Operational Guidance, 27 February 2007.
Castro no more. Unconfirmed. What happens when the strong man goes?
"I did it" No, not OJ, but a Pole who wrote too detailed a novel after committing murder. He has been arrested.
Curious GWB A book for big kids.
Mean Kid Will Ferrell's little daughter is mean. Mean, I tell you. (Embedded videos)
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US university students will not be able to work late at the campus, travel abroad, show interest in their colleagues' work, have friends outside the United States, engage in independent research, or make extra money without the prior consent of the authorities, according to a set of guidelines (pdf) given to administrators by the FBI.more inside