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Fight Against Maturity

This quote seems appropriate this “Year of the Candidates”

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”

Ernest Benn

August 17, 2007 Posted by | Quotes | Comments Off on This quote seems appropriate this “Year of the Candidates”

Chocolate: This is good news!

Current Health News

New research suggests an extract of cocoa powder that occurs naturally in chocolates, teas, and other products might be an effective natural alternative to fluoride in toothpaste, according to Tulane University doctoral candidate Arman Sadeghpour.

Sadeghpour said his research revealed that the cocoa extract was even more effective than fluoride in fighting cavities, according to a news release from the university.

August 17, 2007 Posted by | Food | 2 Comments

Now this is recycling.


Five years, and 13,500 bottles later, Serbian Tomislav Radovanovic has retired to his 600 square foot house made entirely of plastic bottles, except for the concrete foundation. Even the kitchen furniture is made from plastic bottles collected with the aid of his students. (Mr. Radovanovic was a mathematics professor before his retirement.)


Wonder what it looks like at night with the lights on…

August 17, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Now this is recycling.

The play? “Not Like Me”. And a good thing, too.


The show went on after a Serb and a Croat stabbed each other for real during a theatre performance. Dozens of people walked out and one woman fainted after the incident at a theatre in the Croatian port of Zadar.

The actors, seated under their national flags, put their hands on the table and stabbed the woodwork between their fingers with real kitchen knives. After five rounds the table was covered in blood, and one of the actors had part of a finger missing.

August 17, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on The play? “Not Like Me”. And a good thing, too.