Monday, August 01, 2005
- Am I the only person that finds this news story a tad...
Corpse Exhibit Becomes Hot Chicago Date SpotLike anyone would forget a date shared with over 200 skinned cadavers.
Couples Say It Makes For Memorable Date
(AP) CHICAGO Museum of Science and Industry officials say an exhibit featuring human corpses and body parts has become a dating hot spot in Chicago this summer. Valerie Waller, the museum's vice president of marketing and public relations, says the museum has noticed that a lot of couples have been visiting the "Body Worlds" exhibit especially during the evening hours.
The museum conducted an informal survey on three recent evenings and found 75 couples who visited the exhibit on a date. Some of the couples said they chose to come to the exhibit because it made for a memorable date and was educational.
- Even creepier: the HYDESim High Yield Detonation Simulator is a Googlemap hack that allows users to generate a zone-ring chart showing how much blast damage would occur if a nuclear bomb went off in several major US cities. Pick your closest metropolis, choose a kiloton range, and...prepare to be questioned by the authorities just for clicking on the website. ;) Caveats:
"...radii are an indicator of structural damage to buildings. No other effects, such as thermal damage or fallout levels, are included in this tool. Note that the displayed rings are "idealized"; that is, no account is taken of terrain, urban density, ground type, weather conditions, and so on." [via BoingBoing]
- Delightful Japanese frankfurter art [On the Nippon Meat Packers company website, makers of "Winny" brand franks - via Rebecca's Pocket]
- The latest in body mods? Voice modification [New York Times]
- In Chicago, hot summers seem to correlate with increased numbers of bank robberies, and The Sun-Times' Wendy McClure [of Poundy] snaps 'em with a sharp comeback to the "Assclown Three" [File the latter under 'Dove Real beauty', from ChicagoIST]
- Ya gotta learn how to dance [via mp3 blogs]
- Stormchasing goes Killdozer: get a peek inside IMAX cinematographer Sean Casey's armored TIV [Tornado Intercept Vehicle], a tricked-out Ford F-450 designed to drive inside twisters [via BoingBoing]
- New Scientist: Cannabis may help soothe irritable bowels
- Snopes.com readers ask the darndest things