Cops pull over cars to take a survey

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.''
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Giant Scientology building in Florida

The new Scientology building being erected in Clearwater is called "Super Power." Link Discuss

Wonderfully weird Japanese ice cream

Must-see photo gallery from an ice cream makers' convention in Japan. Anyone want a bowl of ox tongue flavored ice cream? Link Discuss

Odds of Dying

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 (Thanks, Howard!)

$140 Walking Robot

Cool little walking robot. You can see a video clip here. Link Discuss (Thanks, Scott!)

Nigerian asks me to help him scam people

I write a column for the print edition of Playboy called "Living Online." Here's an email I received:
Hi, I am an ardent raeder of your exciting magazine and has found it irresistible and quite useful in improving my sex knowledge and i wish to commend you on this.

I would please request you send me names and e-mail addresses of penpals preferably women in their 40's or divorcee's from the US or the PACIFIC.

I'm a graduate of ANTHROPOLOGY,with majors in Disaster studies,from the UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN.NIGERIA.I'm in my mid 20's,with a medium height of 5.8" and sexually active.

Hope to read from you soon.




Biker magazine ads from the early 80s

Jennifer of 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

Philo T. Farnsworth on 1957 game show

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

Cute little Boing Boing logo

Luke of Jam Sandwich made this nice little logo for Boing Boing.Thanks! Discuss

Not so tiny flying robots

CNN article about new flying robots, with some pictures. Link Discuss (Thanks, Scott!)

Glue Advice

Find out which glue to use when you want to stick two things together. Link Discuss (Thanks, Kevin!)

Corporate Anthem Hit Parade

Incredible collection of corporate anthems, with lyrcis and audio!
We create, we innovate
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

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Blind psychic predicts by butt-groping

And he probably gets paid to do it, too. Link Discuss (Thanks, Mark!)

Betting on world events

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!)