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Day April 13, 2005

Google GlobeTrotting

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A cool site of interesting landmarks using Google Maps. I liked this site better than Google Sightseeing which was better than my list of interesting places.

Fingerprint Maze

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A program that will scan in a fingerprint and create a maze based on the print.

(via Waxy)

How To Perform an Autopsy

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Just in time for lunch.

The top of the skull is removed, and the brain is very carefully cut free of its attachments from inside the skull.

The chest organs, including the heart and lungs, are inspected. Sometimes the pathologist takes blood from the heart to check for bacteria in the blood. For this, he uses a very large hypodermic needle and syringe. He may also find something else that will need to be sent to the microbiology lab to search for infection. Sometimes the pathologist will send blood, urine, bile, or even the fluid of the eye for chemical study and to look for medicine, street drugs, alcohols, and/or poisons.

Cuss Control Academy

You can hire this guy to learn how to clean up your filthy potty mouth. I am sure it is reasonably priced:

Fees:
A typical presentation ranges from 30 minutes to an hour. The cost is $ 1,500 in the greater Chicago area, and $2,500 plus expenses if travel is involved.

$2,500??? Holy Fucking Shit!!

How Often

How often is the FBI’s Most Wanted website updated? Not often.

It has been almost four years since 9/11, and capturing those responsible is such a priority that not one of the 30,000 people who work at the FBI—and whose salaries we pay—has gotten around to updating the “Most Wanted” profiles of Bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri to include any mention of 9/11. And both profiles say the two are “currently thought to be in Afghanistan.” Maybe that’s why we haven’t found them; we’re looking in the wrong country.

Here is the link to Osama’s page.

(via Atrios)

Airline Bag Lounge

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Old airline bags from around the world.
(via Metafilter)

Caltech vs. MIT

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Both Caltech and MIT require that students put in a lot of hard work studying math and science. Because the stress is so intense, we students at Caltech believe that pranks are an important, if not essential, way to relax and have a little fun. We are familiar with MIT’s tradition of hacks and hope that we can merge the cultures at the two schools, if only for a short time.
We propose that MIT joins us in a pranking/hacking war. As you may have already noticed, we struck first, so now it is MIT’s turn.

They have pictures of the pranks they pulled at MIT this past week. I thought the T-shirt prank was a nice touch but the others were fairly bland. The prank Yale pulled on Harvard last year is still my favorite.
(via Museum of Hoaxes)


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