TBO.com: Man Sues US Airways After He Drank Alcohol, Fell Down Escalator
Hilarious! He was legless and fell down the stairs! End of story. I think there's a typo in the article. As far as know drinking at night is no different than drinking in the day. Drinking at a height is different.
Reuters: San Francisco Ballpark Becomes WiFi Internet Hub
A great service but would many people actually use such a service? I wonder about the types of places that are starting to offer Wi-Fi connections. Understandably people would use Wi-Fi in an airport but who spends enough time in a McDonald's restaurant to use a Wi-Fi connection?
The goal of this game is to transport at least five cars on the other side of the river. To do it, you must make them jump on the ferry. The length of the jump depends on two conditions: the position of the ramp and the power of the push. While you can adjust the angle of the ramp freely, the power of the push is de-termined by the program – you can only see it on the power bar above the cars. To make things even more complicated, you must play against the clock – the position of the moon shows how much time is left. [via Madville]
Ananova: Beer taster wins compensation over alcoholism
8 litres a day! Surely after 20 years with a drinking habit like that he should be dead by now. At least he didn't have to pay for his beer for a very long time.
The Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin is no ordinary hotel. Each room is decorated differently with some being really bizarre. Rangin from the room with the 'Flying Bed' to the Mirror Room to the Padded Cell (pictured above).
Perhaps the strangest room is the Upside Down room. The furnishings hang from the ceiling and you sleep and sit in comfortable boxes beneath the floorboards. Comfortable boxes? Who would want to pay to sleep in a box? [via Madville]
Here is a list of things listed on eBay (then called AuctionWeb) back in September 1995. The site had been up and running for just a week and contained only a handful of auctions. Here's another post containing PC-related auctions.
Both posts are listed in Google's database of newsgroup postings and were posted by eBay creator Pierre Omidyar. This post was inspired by this book that I'm reading. I'm only a few pages in but it's already very interesting.
I wonder if anyone bought the autographed Marky Mark underpants?
Yahoo! have a disturbing article about Angolan children who are being tortured because their families consider them to be witches!
Obviously parts of Africa still live in the Middle Ages.
Will consumers accept this change? McDonald's have spent £50 million on research in order to make everything right. Pierre Woreczek, a Frenchman behind the launch, is convinced that he has "captured changing public tastes across Europe".
But with a reputation for high-calorie food will the new salads really be a healthy option?
BBC: 1970s serial killer 'resurfaces'
This is an interesting case. Why would someone who has managed to get away with his crimes for so long suddenly resurface? Of course this is assuming that the photo and driving licence is in fact from him.
This is what it said about a dream I had last night:
In my dream I didn't actually see the Pope, I just had an invitation to see him, so I don't know if that is the same as actually seeing him. [via Madville]