One of Life’s Unanswered Questions gets Answered

You can swim just as fast in a pool of gloop.: It’s a question that has taxed generations of the finest minds in physics: do humans swim slower in syrup than in water? And since you ask, the answer’s no. Scientists have filled a swimming pool with a syrupy mixture and proved it. And some … Continue reading “One of Life’s Unanswered Questions gets Answered”

Sinister Footwear

Stiletto workout: part of the heeling process: NEW YORK (Reuters) – The gym that brought New Yorkers “Cardio Striptease” has dreamed up “Stiletto Strength,” a workout to get women in shape to wear the highest of heels. At a recent lunch-time session at Crunch gym near Times Square, dancer Amber Efe demonstrated how to strut … Continue reading “Sinister Footwear”

You have to admire German efficiency

(via Blog 7) German city builds ‘sex huts’ for World Cup: BERLIN – A German city is rushing to install a series of drive-in wooden “sex huts” in time for next year’s soccer World Cup and an expected boom in the local sex trade, a city official said on Wednesday. Dortmund, one of 12 cities … Continue reading “You have to admire German efficiency”

Maybe there’s hope for humanity after all…

Ashlee Simpson Booed at Orange Bowl: NEW YORK Jan 5, 2005 — Ashlee Simpson’s Orange Bowl halftime performance was a lemon, according to the 72,000-plus Miami crowd. The 20-year-old singer received a discernible chorus of boos following a performance of her song “La La.” “You make me wanna scream,” she sang before the audience jeered. … Continue reading “Maybe there’s hope for humanity after all…”


(from the not sure this is what the holidays are supposed to about dept.) DoD News: Contracts for October 4, 2004: CUBIC Defense Applications Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,765,298 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of one Combined Hungarian Range Instrumentation and Simulation Training Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (CHRISTMS) for the … Continue reading “Merry CHRISTMS”