Obama’s webpage has a section dedicated to dispelling rumors about him flying around the intertubes.
PETA wraps their interns up in cellophane on a hot day to protest cruelty against animals.
Ashley Byrne, a Washington, D.C.-based campaign coordinator with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), talks with Memphis police officers during a recent demonstration outside City Hall that coincided with World Vegetarian Week. When officers inquired about the well-being of intern Shawn Herbold (bottom) and volunteer Thomas Olsen, a sweat-soaked Herbold replied that she was in pain and feeling nauseated from the heat after being wrapped in cellophane for 30 minutes, and also asked how much longer she needed to stay there. Byrne let her know it wouldn’t be much longer and left her under the hot afternoon sun for 30 minutes more while debating with the officers. PETA would never treat a cow that way, but I guess it’s OK for an intern.
The good folks over at Shakesville found Obama’s real birth certificate. This could pose a slight problem for his campaign.
In this excerpt from the final episode of Sagan’s ‘Cosmos,’ he discusses why the momentous discoveries of the ancient world were unable to prevent the dark ages from virtually banishing scientific thought for a millennium, and how the ancient world’s greatest repository of knowledge, the great library of Alexandria, met its regrettable end. A sobering statement on what ignorance, apathy and fanaticism can do if left unchallenged.
How do we know he’s even American? A copy of his birth certificate? That’s not good enough!
Wooden bicycles can be found all over the world. These handmade bikes are often larger-scale scooters that you sit on. Made with whatever wood can be found, they use small wooden home-made wheels covered with discarded rubber rims. Forward movement depends on the rider pushing with their feet.
In 1999 the British Film Institute surveyed 1000 people from the world of UK film and television to produce the BFI 100 list of the greatest British films of the 20th century.  Voters were asked to choose up to 100 films that were ‘culturally British’. A few of the selected films were wholly or partly produced by non-UK companies, but were perceived by voters as having significant British involvement.
The 1960s came out as the most popular decade, with 26 films, and 1963 and 1971 as the most popular years, with four films each. The earliest film chosen was from 1935 (The 39 Steps), with only two other 1930s films featuring in the list. After 1935, 1974â€“78 was the only period of more than a year from which no films were chosen.