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Archive: September, 2003
Discover 1000 years of missing history and explore the fascinating Muslim contribution to present day Science, Technology, Arts and Civilisation.
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David Blaine is half a century too late.
In 1952, hypnotist Jack Wafer hid away in Queens Road, Brighton, and starved himself for 76 days, nearly twice as long as David's attempt of 44 days. The Times says he survived for 76 days in a glass case in Brighton on only soda water and cigarettes. Members of the public paid a shilling to watch him. Could that be where they get the expression 'wafer thin' from?
I just discovered flambingo - a fellow Brightoner who also blogged this. Lots of good stuff there!
"On September 1, more than 200 strangers crowded into a Burger King in Auckland, New Zealand. They stood silently for a moment, avoiding eye contact with baffled staff, then began simultaneously mooing for exactly 60 seconds. They then cheered, applauded the staff and left.
The concept: a mob of hundreds appears from nowhere, performs a surreal act and then dissappears in the blink of an eye - all organised by anonymous individuals via the internet and mobile phones." ~ This Is Brighton Magazine
Flashmob.co.uk - find out about flash mobs in the UK and around the world. Better yet - join one in your area!
The Flying Penguin (previously FARRAGO) always has great photos of Cape Town - where I come from. Hard to believe I havent been able to visit in years and years. I really miss Table Mountain.
Czech scientist Jaroslav Flegr of Charles University in Prague told Reuters his research showed a parasite called toxoplasma gondii in cats, rabbits or raw meat, may make women reckless and friendly while making men jealous and morose.
Just contracting the bug might not be life-threatening but infected women behind the wheel can be fatal, and those out for a stroll in busy traffic may be a hazard, he said. "It is not much fun. Our research has shown that toxoplasmosis raises 2.6 times the risk of a traffic accident by prolonging the reaction time of infected people," he said. "It is not only about driving accidents but also about the probability of being run over by a car."
Flegr said his research shows men infected by the bug tend to be quiet, withdrawn, suspicious, jealous and dogmatic. He said he could not find a reason for the different reactions.
The illness could be responsible for up to one million of deaths on the roads worldwide, making it one of the deadliest parasitic diseases, second only to malaria, he said.
(found by lola)
Found on the Chapel - Hubby Clones Wife
"Dmitri Ivanov secretly cloned his cancer-riddled wife Katrina in 1965, in an experiment that seemed to end happily when he married the dead woman's genetic duplicate just days after she turned 18. But the brilliant scientist's love for his look-alike bride soon grew cold. In 1985, Ivanov dumped her and made yet another clone of her dead sister. Then he waited patiently until the second clone turned 18 last March before marrying her.
Details of Ivanov's experiments are sketchy, but sources in Moscow say the scientist ran Russia's cloning laboratory until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Records suggest that the expert authorized and participated in the cloning of at least 300 humans.
Ivanov's first clone bride, Elina Kolokov, is believed to be housed in a government psychiatric facility 'recovering from the shock.'"
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