Thursday, January 12, 2006
- How to cook with volcanic lava [via MeFi]
- Addictive fun: WannaSpell.com, an interactive real-time live site where you click and drag colorful letters over a white "magnet board"...along with dozens of other anonymous users worldwide [available in 7 languages].
- Scientists at National Taiwan University's Department of Animal Science and Technology have created transgenic swine that glow green under fluorescent light:
They claim that while other researchers have bred partly fluorescent pigs, theirs are the only pigs in the world which are green through and through. The pigs are transgenic, created by adding genetic material from jellyfish into a normal pig embryo. ... In daylight the researchers say the pigs' eyes, teeth and trotters look green. Their skin has a greenish tinge. In the dark, shine a blue light on them and they glow torch-light bright. The scientists will use the transgenic pigs to study human disease. Because the pig's genetic material is green, it is easy to spot. So if, for instance, some of its stem cells are injected into another animal, scientists can track how they develop without the need for a biopsy or invasive test. [read full article on BBC Online]
- Can't find that recipe for heart patties with gravy or frosted lamb loaf? Fear not, a fan has lovingly scanned every page - in full color! - of the long-lost Ground Meat Cookbook for your visual and dining pleasure.
- ChicagoIST weighs in on the Great Meatloaf Debate:
"...other than being quite possibly the pinnacle of comfort food in all its glory, meatloaf is part of the moral fiber of our nation (cue the patriotic music). It carried us through the tough times; the noble meatloaf has been cut with bread crumbs or chopped loaf heels to feed a family of six when, only enough meat for three could be afforded, leaving enough leftovers for work and school brown bag lunches the next day."
- Experience the illusion of full 360° sound through ordinary stereo headphones using the new holophony technique [via Rebecca's Pocket]
- A Phoenix judge rules that "[f]etuses do not count as passengers when it comes to determining who may drive in the carpool lane." [CNN]