Posts from March 2001

Eat All You Want, Still Shed Pounds!

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found that if an enzyme called acetyl-CoA carboxylase 2, or ACC2, is blocked in mice, the animals can eat much more food than other mice and still weigh 10 percent to 15 percent less. The researchers said their findings could pave the way for the development of

Cannibal Expelled from School

Did you hear about the cannibal who was expelled from school?

Texas man

A Texas man survived for more than three hours Thursday after he was cut in half by a slow-moving 18-wheeler.

Judge Takes Children

Judge Takes Children from Church where Pastor Orders Beatings A judge put 41 children in foster care for a year Wednesday after their parents refused to stop whipping them in church-sponsored beating sessions and forcing teen-age girls to marry.

mirror sculpture Nottingham

A £900,000 mirror sculpture destined for a square in Nottingham, UK, will have to be shielded to prevent it focusing the Sun’s rays and barbecuing passing birds . Anish Kapoor’s highly polished concave steel mirror is six metres in diameter. Direct sunlight hitting the mirror would be focused into a narrow beam of light as

Win Ben Stein’s Money

Public Service Announcement Well the time has come for Chris to make his national television appearance. Chris says, “Brace yourselves and watch with a trained eye because you will not see any better TV in your life.” Here is the time and date for the show: Win Ben Stein’s Money June 13, 2001 7:30 pm

Billy Hutchison Blog

Envy My good friend Billy has redesigned. Again. This guy … I like him. He has the same sort of distaste for what I like to think of as web complacency that I do. Never happy, never satisfied, always improving and learning. The newest iteration of his home on the ‘net, teambilly HQ, is beautifully

content protection

Beauty is Truth I just stumbled upon an excellent discourse about What’s Wrong With Content Protection. This should be required reading for anyone who creates anything – writing, music, programming, paintings, film, anything. This means YOU. Go. Now. Read it. link via BrainLog

Daylight Savings Time

Very Informative: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daylight Saving Time link via LarkFarm

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