- A bandwidth performance tester. (If you don't know what that means, you don't need it ;-))
- Ever wonder where those "stock" photos of people, places, and things that you see all over come from? iStockPhoto.com of course!
- This Lightweight Visual Thesaurus is pretty cool. Try it out (because it will take a lot less time and be much more effective than me trying to explain in words how it works). N.B. - I know of a couple of tools like this that are available on the web, but this is the only free one of which I am aware. Also note that you can drag and drop the anchors of the visual as you see fit (which is handy since the system does not always present it in the most user friendly fashion.
"An amphibious wormlike creature has been found in Kenya whose young feed on their mother's skin. . . Nursing mothers of Boulengerula taitanus, part of a group of tropical, legless terrestrial amphibians called the caecilians, transform the top layer of their skin from its usual flat, dead cells to a thicker layer of large cells rich in protein and fats in order to nurture their young. The nutrient content of this skin layer is similar to that of milk. . . The infants . . . are born with modified teeth that allow them to scrape off the top layer of their mother's skin."
Click here to read the full story. The really interested among you may want to watch the video :-)
Posted by Ken at 11:43 PM
I got these via Mike. I don't know what the show is about, but they're still funny in their own right. The top link is to the index and those following are to my favorites (in no particular order). By the way, some of the clips are preceded by a short ad.
NBC's "The Office" April Fool's Day Public Service Announcements
Posted by Ken at 12:30 PM
So, let me get this straight, you are more willing to do potentially dangerous things because, if you get hurt, the government will pay to have you hospitalized, rehabilitated, and returned to the work force? Gee, that's a great way to show concern for the common good of your country - do stupid things because literally everyone else in the country will pay the penalty for it so you don't have to. It sounds like something a 5 year old would come up with.
Oh yeah, the whole Zorbing thing makes this article worth reading also ;-)
Posted by Ken at 12:25 PM