Month: April 2009

Posted in Cool Humour YouTube

Police, Hugs, & Helmets

Police in Demark giving cyclists hugs and helmets. Awww… I’m still not going to wear one. Why not? ‘Cause I’m an adult and can decide…

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Posted in Cool Drug Policy Neurology

The New Yorker: Brain Gain

The New Yorker: Brain Gain On neuro-enhancing drugs, such as off-label use of Ritalin, Adderall, or Modafinil. Balanced, raises lots of ethical questions. It will…

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Posted in Cool Food Humour Uh-oh

Steve, Don’t Eat It!

A legendary “gross food” blog called Steve, Don’t Eat It! The entry on him eating “Beggin’ Strips” (bacon flavoured dog treats) is a classic.

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Posted in Food I Want Uh-oh

India: Goat Fetus

Not for the feint of heart. From the “Rare Foods” collection at National Geographic.

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Posted in Food I Want Uh-oh

Taiwan: Bull Penis Soup

Not for the weak of stomach…. from the “Rare Foods” section of the National Geographic collection:

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Posted in Humour I Want Weird

No Eye Contact “Glasses”

In case you want to look at a male gorilla and not piss him off, where these: Apparently they give these away at the Rotterdam…

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Posted in Uncategorized YouTube

Human Powered Smoothie Maker

How much power can a human generate on a stationary bike? From the looks of this video, by a True Believer, not much. The smoothie…

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Posted in Uncategorized

Malcom Gladwell: How the SUV Ran Over Automotive Safety

Malcom Gladwell: How the SUV Ran Over Automotive Safety Interesting counter-point to the “bigger is safer” mantra that suggests SUVs are safer than smaller cars. …

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Posted in Biology Cool Science

Bonnie Bassler at TED 2009: Discovering Bacteria’s Amazing Communicatio System.

Bonnie Bassler at TED 2009: Discovering bacteria’s amazing communication system. “Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets…

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Posted in Drug Policy Drug War

Drug Decriminalization in Portugal – A Success

In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine & heroin.  Of course, many said this would be a terrible failure, but 8 years later it’s…

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