Archive for August 2007
This needs to play before all movies. Here’s a link because they don’t like embedding.
Need a daily dose of weird? Here’s the same audio synced up with SpongeBob.
Mario, Luigi, and the Princess audition villains for the game.
A giant spider web is blanketing a 200 yard area in a north Texas park. From the CNN article:
Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won’t go anywhere near it.
“At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland,” said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park about 45 miles east of Dallas. “Now it’s filled with so many mosquitoes that it’s turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs.”
Spider experts say the web may have been constructed by social cobweb spiders, which work together, or could be the result of a mass dispersal in which the arachnids spin webs to spread out from one another.
With one third of the Arctic ice cap already gone, and another month of melting to go, we need to consider what effect this will have on weather, climate, and sea level rise. Well, we don’t need to worry about sea level rise, since the polar sea ice is already in the ocean, and won’t appreciably change sea level when it melts. However, the remarkable melting of the ice cap will likely lead to unusual weather patterns this fall and winter. The lack of sea ice will put much more heat and moisture into the polar atmosphere, affecting the path of the jet stream and the resultant storm tracks. Expect a much-delayed arrival of winter to the Northern Hemisphere again this year, which may lead to further accelerated melting of the ice cap in future years.
High school students in Minnesota utilized an underground tunnel between two buildings two create and endless stream of pedestrians crossing the street. I wonder if the drivers who turned around realized something was up when the cow and chicken passed them more than once.
Why do pageants even exist anymore? They seem like an outdated concept left over from the 50’s. Maybe they exist just for the humor value of someone like fourth-place finisher Miss South Carolina ruminating on America’s lack of geography knowledge. Here’s the transcript (via Wikipedia):
Question from Aimee Teagarden: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of American’s can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?”
Answer from Laura Caitlin Upton: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.”