Question: what’s the surest way to keep a country in a state of under-development indefinitely?
Answer: letting unchecked corrupt labor unions do whatever they want, while affecting the competitivity of private enterprises, & the lives of regular citizens. Case in point: the Mexican union of electricians.
A googolplex of apologies for the delay. We now return to our regular programming…
- Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin. I know what many of you heretics are thinking: “Meh… a reproduction of a reproduction?” 😉
- Archaeologists uncork 17th century ‘witch bottle’. Talk about a satanic hangover!
- Zahi Hawass is dreaming of Cleopatra. I’m dreaming of Zahi Hawass with Cleopatra —WAKE ME UP!!
- Fossil of giant “devil toad” found. Not as menacing as the one in Pan’s Labyrinth, though…
- Bigfoot my er…foot? Biggest ever dinosaur footprints found in France —Mon Dieu!
- Scientists seek new species in deep-sea abyss —while wishing that Steve Alten’s fiction remains that way.
- Whose invisible hand rocks the invisible craddle of matter?
- Scientist find new ring around Saturn —which is kind of like finding a new golden tooth in Flavor Flav’s mouth, astronomically speaking.
- “All ride the Martian Super-express! Estimate time of arrival: 39 days.“
- Most depressing possible answer to Fermi’s paradox: a 1.8 Gigayear technology gap :-/
- Scotland’s biggest UFO incident: soon in a movie theater near you.
- The high stakes —and high impact— of the melting Himalayan glaciers.
- Now that it’s finally melting, will the Arctic reveal its treasures? Well, it depends on *your* definition of treasure, dude.
- Singing robot from —where else?— Japan. I don’t speak Japanese, but I bet the translation of the song goes something like “Die meatbags, die…” 😛
- Will our Robot overlords be friendly with us carbon-based monkeys? IMO the robot rebellion is a far more desirable future than the zombie apocalypse —but maybe that’s because I loathe shambling.
- How nonsense sharpens the intellect. I always knew all those sessions of Saturday morning cartoons would pay off somehow.
- The great swine flu mystery: sounds like a new Scooby Doo adventure, but it’s an economic analysis of the pandemic’s impact on taxpayers —Zoinks!
- Skeptics —a long line of lone nerds.
- The secret of the cells for longer life is self-destructive behavior —doesn’t work too well in full-grown depressed humans, though…
- Man grows new skull after decades. That’s why I keep a few spares in my garden shed —MUAHAAAHAAAA!
- The 19th century version of ‘Dirtiest Jobs’ would have showed, among many delightful careers: tongue-pullers, nipple-pinchers (DIBS!!!) & anal tobacco blowers to try to revive the dead (pass).
- India’s £2bn plan to clean up millenia’s worth of human ashes, dead bodies and waste sewage, in their most sacred river.
- After 160 years, Edgar Allan Poe *finally* gets a proper funeral. Never say nevermore, eh?
- New Cocaine vaccine is a 50% success: it prevents you from getting high, but it doesn’t stop the craving. The kind of result that bags you an Ig Nobel prize 😛
A HUGE thanks to Katya, Ricardo & Gregorio.
Quote of the Day:
“A politician who also happens to be poor, is nothing but a poor politician“
Mexican popular saying, attributed to Carlos Hank Gonzalez.