Last Update: Jul 14, 2005 08:47:46
Jul 14, 2005
from the Who Knew? dept.
On July 14th, the name “MP3″ celebrates its tenth anniversary. On this day back in 1995, the researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS decided to use “.mp3″ as the file name extension for their new audio coding technology. Soon MP3 became the generally accepted acronym for the ISO standard IS 11172-3 “MPEG Audio Layer 3″.
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Jun 13, 2005
from the We Will Have The Famousest dept.
Katie Holmes' boyfriend Cruise is excited about the conversion to Scientology, saying: "Listen, the thing you've got to know about Katie is that she's an incredibly bright and self-determined woman. She makes her own decisions. She digs it." He then stared into space as if receiving instructions from an unseen voice.
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Jun 7, 2005
from the Oh, shit. Sorry. dept.
When it comes to figuring out if you're digesting things properly and eating healthy, Dr. Mehmet Oz says that you should rely on your senses in the bathroom. For starters, have you ever thought about the importance of what your bowel movement sounds like when it hits the water? Listen up!
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May 13, 2005
from the Glad THAT's over dept.
Police said on Friday the finger found in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant in San Jose, California, had been traced back to an acquaintance of the husband of the woman who claimed to have discovered it.
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Mar 24, 2005
from the Art vs. Art dept.
Legendary graffiti artist Banksy didn't quite break into MoMa, he just simply made it his canvas. Inconspicuously, or just thanks to an inept staff, the British stencil genius smuggled in his own art of a soup can and hung it up on a wall without a single suspicious eye for three days. This is the first planned target of four New York museums. Stuffy curators everywhere are on high(brow) alert.
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Oct 29, 2004
from the Your Tax Dollars Hard At Work dept.
A toy shop in Oregon was visited by agents representing Homeland Security, there to enforce an expired patent on a familiar toy from the '80s. The mysteries are manyfold...
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Jun 29, 2004
from the And you though opera was boring.... dept.
An opera featuring rape, torture and masturbation, a nude bass singing an aria in the shower and a cross-dressing hero who rounds off the night by slaughtering a troupe of semi-naked prostitutes has caused a scandal in Berlin.
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Jun 28, 2004
from the Post-Post-Modernism Done Right dept.
UK Grafitti artist Moose, who stumbled onto a clever way of creating grafitti by using a stencil while scrubbing off years of dirt and grime, is in a bit of hot water and is being asked to clean up his act. Warning: Crass corporate co-opting of clever new artform inside.
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May 13, 2004
from the But they both LOVE sugar pellets! dept.
It seems like lemurs are smarter than previously thought. The primitive primates proved themselves the equal of your typical American 12 year old boy by repeatedly playing video games until given some empty calories. Apparently, there's more to these adorable critters than spooky wide-eyed stares and starring roles in Disney films!
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May 11, 2004
from the What's Johnny Depp Have To Say? dept.
Good golly, look at Keith Richards' handsome daughters. Click through the gallery, go ahead. It's hard to say what to make of this phenomenon, but I'd really like to see at least one of them with a cigarette dangling off the side of her mouth.
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Apr 20, 2004
from the That Was Easy! dept.
More than 70% of people would reveal their computer password in exchange for a bar of chocolate, a survey has found.
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Mar 17, 2004
from the It's that last nail... dept.
Police have decided not to charge a young Maine man after his suicide-by-crucixion attempt failed. To quote Neil: "...that's a really horrible way to kill yourself, man... I've tried, there's no way you can hammer in the last nail."
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from the Eat Them Before They Eat You! dept.
Call it cryonics for crustaceans: A Connecticut company says its frozen lobsters sometimes come back to life when thawed.
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Mar 6, 2004
from the Excellence in sports education dept.
The life of a college basketball player is tougher than you might think. Yes, they get to travel, play a game they love and be adored by legions of fans. But the tests. The horrific tests. If you were enrolled in Jim Harrick Jr.'s Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball course at the University of Georgia in the fall of 2001, you were drilled on such subjects as basketball, basketball and even basketball.
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Nov 10, 2003
from the We Love Good Headlines dept.
What else can we say? The spectator suffered minor bruising. The trapeze artist lived to perform without a net another day.
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Nov 1, 2003
from the Glee! Gloat! dept.
Yessiree, the gentrification process that generated the musical hotspot of Colonial Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has boiled over from resentment into actual violence as resident "hipsters" (from the sound of it, NYU trustfund kids) are being targetted by former residents -- and more than a few non-residents, I'm sure -- for sport and fun.
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Sep 30, 2003
from the Vagally Remembered dept.
Once again, experts take all the fun out of home-brew medicine by declaring that ice cubes inserted into the rectum offer no physiological benefit to the overdosed owner of that rectum. In fact, the practice could cause what is ominously called a "vagal reaction," something which sounds like an unpleasant ending to an evening of lighthearted mirth and merriment at your unconscious friend's expense.
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Aug 12, 2003
from the Todd WHO? dept.
Is this a genuine service, or a thinly-disguised career dead pool? Yes, for twenty bucks you can have one of these Hollywood celebrities call up your ma and wish her a happy birthday. For an extra tenner, they'll even read your scipt -- have them call up your parole officer and insist you were helping them do yardwork all day Tuesday.
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Aug 7, 2003
from the Got My Vote! dept.
Tossing his diminutive derby into the ring, snack-size actor Gary Coleman has decided to run for Governor of California. His platform can best be described as... well, straight-talkin', as Coleman supports his points with such vivid rhetoric as extracting Belgium out of his adorable ass and inserting his size four-and-a-halfs into the asses of others.