There are now just 1,000 pixels left on the Million Dollar Homepage. Orders have been suspended until tomorrow morning when you have your last chance to buy a place on the page. Almost 1 million pixels sold in just 4 months. Not bad going.
I was going to summarise the best Peculiarosities of the year but a lot of the articles from earlier in the year have since been removed by their owners. Instead I thought I would collate as best ofs/worst ofs/reviews etc from the past year. Feel free to add any that I have missed.
The Indian Express - The wild and the weird from 2005
Washington Post - News Of The Weird
DuluthNewsTribune - It was a year of weird times
TheTideOnline - Weird stories of 2005
SBS - Weird Year For The World
NWITimes - People did wacky things in 2005
The Sun - Bizarre 999 calls
Stats.org - The 2005 Dubious Data Awards
Breitbart - Offbeat escapades from 2005
Sky Showbiz - 2005's Celeb Weddings
CantonRep - Celeb quotes in 2005
Pensicola News Journal - Strange celeb happenings in 2005
AZCentral - Celebrity moments of 2005
Yahoo! Entertainment - Star Babies of 2005!
The Independent - Review of the year: Gossip
Scripps Howard News Service - Celebrities who left us in 2005
CNN: 2005's top entertainment stories
The Independent - Review of the year: Cinema
Calgary Sun - Best DVDs of 2005
The Examiner - Revenge of the stinkers
The Examiner - Worst movies of 2005
Tallahassee Democrat - The Best Films of 2005
ChronWatch - The 10 Best Conservative Movies of 2005
HonestReporting.com - The Dishonest Reporter 'Award' 2005
The Blog Herald - The Top 10 interesting people in the Blogosphere in 2005
R. Luke DuBois has created a single piece of music consisting of every #1 from the Billboard charts since 1958 (857 songs in total). Each song was analysed and and an average derived from the entire song. What you hear sounds nothing like the original thing. Each sample is then played for an amount of time based on how long it was at #1. [via]
Apparently, not only do PopCap's puzzle games...
"...help people develop new cellular brain connections thereby helping to keep the healthy brain active and vital".
...but they also save lives.
"Earlier this summer I had a terrifying situation where an unexpected interaction of two new prescription medicines sent me into a panic attack so severe it made me attempt suicide. When I got home from the hospital that night, I sat there playing the endless version of Bejeweled 2 for most of the night, while the last of the overdose I had taken worked its way out of my system."
This image shows a roller coaster atop a building in Japan. It is currently under construction and apparently may open in January. It doesn't look as fun as the rides atop the Stratosphere in Vegas. Here's a closer look at another ride that is similar to the one being installed and here's a bit more information courtesy of Boing Boing. [via]