"The Gates"
Saturday, January 29, 2005, 21:28 - The News
The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude are at it again. This time they are not wrapping something, but it still will be very impressive: a 37km long trail of orange gates throughout Central Park in New York.
The work of art will be completed on February 12, weather permitting, and will remain for only 16 days.

Making of the Gates.




Riddle
Saturday, January 29, 2005, 07:54 - Miscellaneous
What is greater than God
but worse than the devil?
The poor have it
but the rich need it.
If you eat it you will die.


Totally Useless Facts
Friday, January 28, 2005, 06:37 - Miscellaneous
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Los Angeles's full name is: "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de losAngeles de Poriuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "LA."

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.


More Totally Useless Facts.


New desktop components
Thursday, January 27, 2005, 07:15 - Personal
Last Friday I ordered hardware components for my new quiet desktop PC. I already received the case (Antec SLK3700-BQE), CPU (AMD Athlon64 3200+ S939) and harddisk (Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200GB SATA).

I'm still waiting for the remainder of the parts. Especially the mainboard (Asus A8N SLI Deluxe) is currently very hard to get. It supposedly is a great mainboard and stores are selling them much faster than Asus can supply them.
I was promised that my mainboard would ship this Friday, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It's a pretty important part of the new PC...


Dinner talk...
Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 07:44 - Humor


Thank you Poland again
Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 05:42 - The News
Yes! Again thanks to Poland the software patents were removed from the agenda of today's meeting of Ministers of Fishery.

But the race is not won yet:
"it is still not unlikely that the directive could reappear on an unrelated Council meeting as an 'uncontroversial' A-item, i.e. scheduled for adoption without vote."


Thai elephants toilet trained
Sunday, January 23, 2005, 22:15 - Humor, The News


Diew, a five year-old Thai elephant, demonstrates how to use and flush a toilet at an elephant camp in Chiang Mai province, in northern Thailand. Having taught Thailand's elephants to paint, dance and play musical instruments, their Thai handlers are now toilet-training the beasts, media reported.

Source: AFP


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