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Day June 11, 2007

Breast Milk Cheese

I have no snarky comment for this one.

My extensive experience in making Paneer compelled me to try something different, that is, making Paneer out of my own breastmilk. Basically this is human cheese. Why would I do that? Well, basically, there are about twenty bags (each 150ml) of frozen breastmilk in the fridge, and they have passed their three months drinkability period, which means I would not be able to donate the milk like I did before. But the milk is still less than six month old, which is the actual expiry date. So what do I do with it? I could make cream soup like I did several months ago. But I really wanted to try something different, and making Breast Milk Paneer sounds really exciting.

(Thanks Markus although I’m afraid to ask how you found this)

Russian ATM Error Message

Beware the ATM with the Window Product Activation message box.

(Thanks Alex)

Girl Having a Bad Day at an Ice Hockey Game

After twenty years of therapy I’m sure she’ll look back at this moment and have a good laugh. (Stick with this until the end for the payoff)

Generalissimo Stalin visits Berlin

From Mikheil Chiaureli’s Padeniye Berlina / Fall of Berlin (1949)

Part of the Stalin Film genre, The Fall of Berlin is regarded as the ultimate glorification of the Soviet dictator on celluloid, pretty much deifying him as a benevolent peacemaker who likes to tend to his little garden, and glad-handing the country’s award-winning workers when not single-handedly rescuing the nation from whatever trauma pops up on the horizon.

Interviews with Nobel Prize Winners

Great site but the videos use real player.

The Vega Science Trust started recording interviews with scientists and Nobel Laureates in the late 90′s. It is our aim not only to provide an outlet for the research and the views of scientists but to provide an archive for the future of some our greatest scientists.

These interviews have either been recorded as in-depth Face to Face interviews over an extended period of time or as shorter interviews recorded at the Lindau meeting of Nobel Laureates

Two O’Clock Trailers – Casablanca

Psycho Shower Curtain

Best product based on a movie since the Godfather horsehead pillow.

(via J-Walk)

Hot 100 Women Chosen by Lesbians

From AfterEllen:

Let’s face it: Maxim doesn’t cater to lesbians. In fact, you could say it flies in the face of all that we hold dear, especially when it declares Lindsay Lohan the hottest of them all, as it did when it published The Maxim Hot 100 List last month. So we asked you, our readers, to create your own list of hotties, and you came out in droves to nominate the women you think deserve to be on the AfterEllen.com Hot 100 List. Thousands of votes later, we have the results.

(via Kottke)

Turkish Creationism

From the Washington Times:

ISTANBUL — An Islamic version of “scientific creationism” has found fertile soil in Turkey, where three in four residents reject Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Its leading exponent is Tarkan Yavas, who sports shoulder-length hair and expensive suits and says his aim in life is “to cleanse Turkey of the atheist materialism and the immorality Darwin opened the door to.”

Mr. Yavas is the public face of the Science Research Foundation (BAV), a group set up in 1990.

Headed by Adnan Oktar, a university dropout turned charismatic preacher, BAV’s latest publication is “Atlas of Creation,” a 770-page, 13-pound tome the group sent to scientists, journalists and schools in Britain, France, Scandinavia and Turkey in February.

Much of the book resembles Western creationists’ work, which appears to have been brought to Turkey by Western fundamentalist Christian groups in the mid-1980s.

Though details vary, the account of creation in both the Bible and the Koran says God created everything in six days.

In the atlas, page after page juxtaposes photographs of fossils and living species, arguing that the similarities disprove assertions that species adapt over time.

The political message is different, with evolution blamed for communism, Nazism and — under a photograph of the Twin Towers in flames — September 11.

How to Feed Wild Birds by Hand

I’ll pass on this but somebody else might want to give it a try.

For years I half-heartedly fed the wild birds at my decorative feeders. I thought it was an interesting way to liven up the yard from time to time.

But that mindset changed one day when a chickadee landed on my daughter’s shoulder…

Here’s how she started feeding birds by hand…


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