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Archive: March, 2004
Seen on Chapel Perilous –
Marines’ weapon loaded with ‘scream’
US troops are to be armed with a stun gun that uses a baby’s high-pitched scream to bring the enemy to its knees. The gun, which will be issued to marines in Iraq this month, fires “sonic bullets” that can be targeted like a torch beam. The actual sound used is a recording of a baby’s scream played backwards.
Anyone hit with a full blast would suffer excruciating pain, permanent deafness and some form of cellular damage. A prolonged blast could kill.
Pentagon sources said it would be used in Iraq as an alternative to bullets to break up riots or protests, to stop suspects approaching check points and force snipers from buildings or caves.
A secret division in the Pentagon has been financing research on futuristic weapons for more than 15 years. This is the first to go into operation.
Radioactive Ghost Town – photos taken on a ride through Chernobyl
“from the first look ghosttown seems like a normal town, someone hung their washing on a balcony, some windows open, other clothed, here is taxi stop, there is grocery store… then, you read this slogan on building- “party of Lenin lead us to the triumph of a communism”- that helps to realise that clothes hung on balcony for 18 years and that town is empty..”
~ Found by Cait
After months of promising, I finally got round to revamping Nehanda Dreams today.
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Philip Gourevitch
“Decimation means the killing of every tenth person in a population, and in the spring and early summer of 1994 a program of massacres decimated the Republic of Rwanda. Although the killing was low-tech – performed largely by machete – it was carried out at a dazzling speed: of an original population of about seven and a half million, at least eight hundred thousand people were killed in just a hundred days.
Rwandans often speak of a million deaths, and they may be right. The dead of Rwanda accumulated at nearly three times the rate of Jewish dead during the Holocaust. It was the most efficient mass killing since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
I made a brand new comments system for yummy that supports HTML!
I’ll test it out here for a while and then make it freely available to anyone who wants to use it on their site.
This app comes with a password protected admin system where you can add, edit and delete comments as well as change the colourscheme and fonts through a control panel. All you need is a hosting server that supports ASP, SQL and an Access 2000 DB.
Try Vischeck on your website or pictures and find out how colourblind people see them. You can select from three types – Deuteranope, Protanope and Tritanope.
“I was just writing to let you guys know how wonderfull the vischeck engine is! Now my familly and friends know why I always confuse chocolate labs with black labs. They have pity for me after looking at a chrismas tree! It helps people around me understand how I see. I think your website is one of the most usefull site i’ve come across! I hope the site stays up for ever!” ~ Michel C.
Thanks to the prank site DHMO Homepage and a few gullible city officials, a motion due to go before the Californian legislature proposed banning the ‘potentially deadly’ dihydrogen monoxide from within the city boundaries.
Researchers found that the presence of dihydrogen monoxide in Aliso Viejo had reached startling levels: it was present in its crude form, often spilling unmonitored on to the city streets; it was found to be a crucial ingredient in many common chemical compounds; its presence was even detected in that most ubiquitous of civilised artifacts, the styrofoam cup.
Yes, thats because its H2O!!!
An independent collective of filmmakers and artists who collaborate and share common interests in cinema as an art form, creating their films with hand-cranked movie cameras. Collectively, these four filmmakers have screened their films in festivals worldwide winning many awards.
(credit goes to Roowlants Weploch)
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