A Disney rejection letter from 1938 in which it states that "women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing cartoons for the screen". Instead that work is performed by young men. The letter originates from somebody's grandmother who applied for a job at the studio. She eventually became an animator during WWII for the war effort.
Boing Boing has more information.
Beat Up is a variation of Dance Dance Revolution that makes use of your keyboard. Choose a song (organised by complexity) and see how well you do. It quickly became complex for me on the Easy level. Maybe that was becuase I've been to the pub tonight.
One of the perks of having a blog is that on occasions companies offer me products or services that I may want to share with my readers. I'm happy to do this if I know my readers will gain something from it such as the Hotel Chocolat competition or the Dragon Naturally Speaking competition.
I was recently approached by an agency who was working on behalf of Disney/Pixar. They are promoting their latest movie Ratatouille. Whilst the film is due to be released in the US, it won't be released in the UK until October. Between now and then I will be receiving content (not sure what) to share with my readers to help promote the movie.
I have also been asked to attend a press screening of the film in London in July. Always up for a jolly to London I couldn't refuse. The screening will take place in a hotel in Soho and will be something that I have never experienced before.
Meet Eclyse, the result of a relationship between a zebra and a horse, who's celebrating its first birthday at Safariepark Zoo in the city of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany. While most zebra-horse cross-breeds sport stripes across their entire body, Eclyse only has two such patches on its face and rear.
The cash machine (ATM) celebrates its 40th birthday today.
The world's first cash machine was installed on 27th June 1967 by Barclays Bank in Enfield, North London. The machine only dispensed £10 at a time. It was developed by John Shepherd Barron who was inspired by a chocolate vending machine.
Gadling has posted some weird things from around the world that people eat. What's weird about 'pickled snake head fish'?
A Japanese man who set a world record by wolfing down 53 hot dogs in 12 minutes has suffered a severe jaw injury due to his rigorous training, making his next title uncertain.
Takeru 'Tsunami' said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis.
The injury occurred only a week after the slender 29-year-old started training to win his sixth straight title at the annual July 4 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest on New York's Coney Island. Link
A mother has given her new baby daughter 25 middle names - all famous boxers. Her full name is: Autumn Sullivan Corbett Fitzsimmons Jeffries Hart Burns Johnson Willard Dempsey Tunney Schmeling Sharkey Carnera Baer Braddock Louis Charles Walcott Marciano Patterson Johansson Liston Clay Frazier Foreman Brown.
The child's mother said she gave them all those names because her parents "are obsessed with boxing and have a bit of a daft sense of humour". Link