Cops in Florida have set up roadblocks to pull people over and ask them to take a survey on a proposed rail system.
``The bottom line is, we can do it. It's well within the law,'' said Adrian Share of HNTB Corp., general consultants for the rail authority. ``With the cooperation of state troopers, the state is allowed to pull people over just to seek information.''
The new Scientology building being erected in Clearwater is called "Super Power." Link Discuss
Must-see photo gallery from an ice cream makers' convention in Japan. Anyone want a bowl of ox tongue flavored ice cream? Link Discuss
The odds that you'll die of a car accident are 1 in 81. The odds that you'll die from a poisonous snake, lizard, or spider are 1 in 704,688. Link Discuss
Automatically moons a site of your choice. (Doesn't seem to work with Boing Boing, though.) Link Discuss
Cool little walking robot. You can see a video clip here
. Link Discuss (Thanks, Scott!)
I write a column for the print edition of Playboy
called "Living Online." Here's an email I received:
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Jennifer of www.sharpeworld.com has done the world an enormous favor by scanning in a bunch of ads from twenty year old biker magazines. Dope paraphernalia, naked chicks, and leather wear abound! Link Discuss
Watch the inventor of the television (whose invention was stolen away from him) try to stump a celebrity panel on an episode of "I've Got a Secret." You can learn more about Farnsworth in this Wired article
by Evan Schwatrz. Link Discuss
CNN article about new flying robots, with some pictures. Link Discuss (Thanks, Scott!)
Find out which glue to use when you want to stick two things together. Link Discuss (Thanks, Kevin!)
Incredible collection of corporate anthems, with lyrcis and audio!
We create, we innovate
Link Discuss (Thanks, Kurt!)
We pass the ones that are la-a-ate.
A global team, this is our dream of success that we create.
We'll be number one, with effort and fun
Together each of us will run for gold
that shines like the sun in our eyes
-- KPMG anthem
And he probably gets paid to do it, too. Link Discuss (Thanks, Mark!)
This UK-based website is a like a casino where you can bet on events in the future, like how far some guy will throw a phone in an upcoming cell-phone throwing competition, or which on-the-skids company will bounce back the most in the next six months. Looks like a lot of fun! Link Discuss (Thanks, Kevin!)