Criminologists have long believed there's a link between animal cruelty and violence toward humans. A recently published book by University of South Florida professor Kathleen Heide and animal activist Linda Merz-Perez provides new research into the connection.
I wrote about this product back in January and at the time it was expected to be released sometime in 2005. According to the New Scientist the MiraVision TV/Mirror will be available in the UK this month.
Retailing at £2,500 the MiraVision can either be used as a mirror, a TV or both. In "picture in mirror" mode the TV image is displayed in the corner of the mirror. The mirror can also be attached to a PC and used as a monitor. The first release of the MiraVision will not be waterproof so it won't be able to be used in bathrooms.
Imagine never being able to feel pain. The prospect of never suffering from headaches or tooth aches again sounds too good to be true but there are negative sides to this particularly if you have never experienced pain before. Gabby Gingras is one child who has never experienced pain before...and never will.
She has a disease so rare that it is believed that only a dozen people in the world suffer from it and she could be the only person with it in the US. The disease, called Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type-5, prevents nerve endings from sensing pain, something that everyone needs to experience. This article explains the importance of feeling pain.
Whilst she can pick herself up from falling down the stairs without crying she almost had her left eye removed because of constant scratching, bitten her hands and chewed up her mouth and tongue which resulted in her having all her teeth removed.
An ASDA store in York has become the venue for the first-ever supermarket wedding in the UK. Whilst it's certainly a different way of getting married I think they went too far with the choice of music.
Gary Duschl of Virginia has the longest gum wrapper chain in the world. Why? Who knows. Here are some facts:
About the Chain:
Began on March 11, 1965
$50,000 Worth of Gum
Weight 588 lbs. or 267 kgs
8 Miles or 13 kms
143 Football Fields
215 Hockey Rinks
23 CN Towers
29 Empire State Buildings
2 Rounds of Golf
3 Hours to Walk the Length
8 Minutes by Car at 60 mph
Sun-Sentinel: Global billionaire list now totals 587, the longest ever
As usual, for the seventh year running, Bill Gates tops the list with a net worth of a mere $46.6 billion. That's chump change compared to 1998 when he was worth a staggering $100 billion!
Famous drunkard Henry Earl has been featured on Newsweek. I wonder if he knows how popular he is on the Internet? If you are wondering he is currently in police custody for being drunk...yet again!
Posting may be a bit thin on the ground today as I am heading here.
The 7th Real Ale Society/ RAG Beer Festival is held every year by the Cardiff Real Ale Society in Cardiff Uni. With over 50 ales to sample this is going to be a good day.
I had a lot of fun last year and this year is probably going to be just as good. Whilst I was looking for a picture of Homer with a pint of beer I came across this picture of Homer recreated in snow. Pretty impressive.
Ananova: No Welsh goods at Magic of Wales shop in Disney resort
It's bad enough selling goods that are not manufactured in Wales but the least they could do is sell products that represent Wales!
Since it was first compared to antidisestablishmentarianism much has been said concerning bums by the upper echelons of progressive service sector organisations, who form the last great hope for our civilzation. Here begins my indepth analysis of the glourious subject of bums.
The files on the computer have been corrupted by the viruses. A diagram displaying how the originial file looked will be displayed on your left. You must restructure the corrupted file to look like its original image.
Try to restructure the file before the virus attcks the file either destroying it or scrambling it.