1. Pocket Calculator Show <http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/> Purpose: "to collect and celebrate personal memories of all integrated circuit- based consumer products from the electronics revolution of the 1970s and 1980s" Sections: * Nerd Watch <http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/nerdwatch/> * Boombox <http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/boombox/> * Walkman <http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/walkman/> * Calculator <http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/calculator/> * Magical Gadget (unusual items/novelties) <http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/magicalgadget/> 2. July Postings Reprised [New Taste-Bud Treats] * "Horse flavoured ice cream?" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1031371.html> "Garlic, potato and lettuce, and cactus and seaweed along with raw horse-flesh are now available in Japan's shops" [Animal Intruders] * "Two cows recaptured after wandering through beer tent at NS lobster festival" <http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2004/07/26/557975-cp.html> * "Wild boar killed after wandering near South Korean presidential office" <http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2004/07/12/536306-ap.html> "A wild boar that appeared near South Korea's presidential office complex led about 90 people on a 12-hour chase through the capital before it was downed by tranquillizer darts" [Money For Nothing - Error In Your Favour] * "Swiss man is made millionaire by mistake" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1036747.html> "A Swiss man was made a millionaire overnight after public finance officials transferred more than £2.5m to his account by mistake" [Some Things That Are Good For You] * "Coffee is 'health drink' says Italian" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3540729.stm> * "A choc a day can keep your baby's stress away" <http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=79&art_id=vn20040408080421670C206315> ""The babies born to women who had been eating chocolate daily during pregnancy were more active and 'positively reactive' " [Sorry To Barge In (Not)] * "Vandals crash bulldozer into Gibbs High School classroom" <http://www.wtsp.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=9220> "Police say four teens broke into a construction area and cranked up a bulldozer Saturday night. It smashed into a portable building causing extreme damage"
Friday, July 30, 2004
Posted by Bruno at 8:15am