Seagull Loves Chips
I visit Snopes.com
almost daily to debunk "helpful" warnings of all sorts of dire things sent to me by friends, but this true story
about a Dorito-loving sea bird is why I love the Intenet. Complete with video, of course.
Run for your lives!
In case the velociraptors in Jurassic Park didn't scare the bejesus out of you, scientists have found conclusive evidence that the velociraptor had feathers
: "It's sort of as if you scaled up a chicken and then gave it really nasty teeth and big claws on its feet," said one of the researchers at the Museum of Natural History
. They do say that it appears that they were smaller than they were portrayed in the film, but to me that only means they were faster.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed coming to the Wii
In the announcement all Wii fans have been waiting for, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has been announced for the Wii.
That's right, you can finally wield your Wiimote as a light saber. I'm so happy...via Nintendo Wii Fanboy
Nutrition: 30 Code Words For Sugar
I thought I knew all its sneaky pseudonyms for sugar found on ingredient lists, but this list
from Consumerist had a few surprises. What the hell are sorghum and treacle? I'd look them up, but afraid it will be one of those things like carmine dye
, which I really wish I didn't know about.
Another Cherished Childhood Memory to be Destroyed
Not content with Garfield, Underdog and others too sad to mention, a live-action Paddington Bear
movie is in the works. Yippee.via Cinematical
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
According to TheForce.Net
"New Indiana Jones Adventure to be Titled 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2007) – The title of the new Indiana Jones adventure, now in production under the direction of Steven Spielberg, is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it was revealed today by actor Shia LaBeouf. LaBeouf, who stars in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone and John Hurt, announced the title during today’s MTV Video Music Awards, which were broadcast live from Las Vegas. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a Lucasfilm Ltd. and is being distributed by Paramount Pictures. It will be released in the U.S. and simultaneously in most territories worldwide on Thursday, May 22, 2008. Frank Marshall returns as producer, with Kathleen Kennedy joining George Lucas as executive producer. Breaking news about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull can be found at http://www.indianajones.com."
Doesn't really roll off the tongue, does it? Sounds like they let George pick the title, which really doesn't bode well, unless that's all they are letting him do.
Update: Comments are starting to pour in on Cinematical
. Looks like I'm not the only one who's not happy.
Help Find Steve Fossett
The search for missing adventurer Steve Fossett
continues, and you can help, using Amazon's version of a mechanical turk
. Using the Amazon Mechanical Turk
page you can examine satellite imagery and help search for his plane. Links to Google Earth
for more detailed images.