1. "The world's strangest laws" <http://www.news.com.au/sundaytelegraph/story/0,,22261278-5012895,00.html> <http://www.bspcn.com/2007/08/18/the-worlds-strangest-laws/> Examples: * In England, it is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down. * In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon. * In Eureka, Nevada, USA, it is still illegal for men with moustaches to kiss women. 2. "When insults had class - Sticking in the daggers" <http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2006/class-insults-p1.php> Examples: * "He is a self-made man and worships his creator." -- John Bright * "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." -- Oscar Wilde * "A modest little person, with much to be modest about." -- Winston Churchill 3. "Venice charges rude tourists extra" <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/09/wvenice109.xml> "A 'significant proportion' of the city's bars and restaurants are now operating two or even three price lists: one for tourists, another for locals, and a third for 'sympathetic' tourists who make more effort than the usual grunted demands." 4. "Super name for NZ baby" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/08/1999997.htm> "A New Zealand couple is looking to call their newborn son Superman - but only because their chosen name of 4Real has been rejected by the government registry." 5. "Giant Lego man washed up on Dutch beach" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/08/1999202.htm> "A giant, smiling Lego man has been fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort." 6. "Ten Reasons To Throw Away Your Cellphone" <http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/07/ten-reasons-to-.html> 7. "When You Absolutely, Positively Should NOT Use Email: A Civilized List" <http://changethis.com/36.03.Civilized> "For those of us email addicts who can‚Äôt quit cold turkey but are increasing stressed by the size of our inbox each morning, Shipley and Schwalbe offer advice for managing our input and output in this engaging manifesto."
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Posted by Bruno at 4:48pm