And I am the queen of Roumania


The folks at Gawker are aping a Dorothy Parker poem today (how long before this becomes a regular segment? "Gawker Parker?").

Pimp My Segway

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I have yet to see any tricked out rims or bumper stickers specifically marketed to Segway users ("I just ran over your honor student's foot" perhaps?), I did stumble into this in

Pediculus Capitis

David K. Israel

Interesting article in the Daily Mail today about head lice, which are apprantly mutating and becoming indestructible.



Every time scientists try to pin human uniqueness on a particular behavior, they turn out to be wrong. We have culture; so do orangutans. We give ourselves names; so do dolphins.

Back to the Future. No, seriously.

Will Pearson

Neatorama links to a really interesting article about the Aymara people of the Andes in South America.

Life in the Fast Lane

David K. Israel

According to an article in this week's The Economist, "...large telecom firms, such as AT&T and Verizon, are proposing to build internet 'fast lanes,' which would allow the

Sounds like a few new vaccines are on the way

Will Pearson

Vaccines have been in the news quite a bit recently, with the FDA approving a cervical cancer vaccine and now there are reports of promising news on an Alzheimer's Vaccine.

The Beautiful Game


I presume that everyone in America has quit their jobs in order to watch every game of the World Cup (I can't confirm this on account of how I haven't left my apartment since the tournament

Way better than science fair volcanoes

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you've ever worried about the effect of Pop Rocks on soda, you should definitely check out what a Mentos can do to a 2 litre bottle of Diet Coke (like cause a 100 foot geyser).



If Al Gore wasn't impetus enough, now there's yet another reason to start worrying about global warming: It's forcing polar bears to eat each other.

New study says old people are happier

Will Pearson

Boing Boing linked to an interesting study today from the University of Michigan.

Gym Schmym

David K. Israel

I just found out that licking a stamp consumes 1/10 of a calorie.

Drinking Coffee Before the Alcohol?

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN has an article today claiming that California researchers believe that drinking coffee can help prevent liver damage.

Even better than a Labradoodle


Ever since I saw these pictures on Cute Overload last week, I've been trying to convince my landlord that it would be acceptable for me to have a pet alpaca.


Mangesh Hattikudur

Sure, I could talk about the evolution of toilet paper, from wood bits to hay to American Joseph Gayetty's landmark decision to make a New York toilet paper factory in 1857 and print his name on