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30 November, 2002

For a Good Time Call 555-3223

Actually, that phone number will connect you to Homer Simpson, the Plow King.

Here's a site that has a list of hundreds of "555" numbers that have been used in movies and TV shows. Why am I not surprised that such a site actually exists?

Posted on 30 November, 2002

We Didn't Start the Fire

This is a must-see Flash presentation by someone called Ye Li. Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," presented with 150+ synchronized images. Watch it now. It probably won't be around for long.

Posted on 30 November, 2002

Nikon's Small World Photo Contest

To see some incredible microphotographs, click here.

The photo shown below is the first place entry, taken by Thomas J. Deerinck. The photo, of course, is a sagittal section of a rat cerebellum.

Posted on 30 November, 2002

Massive Spider Web in Canada

A spider web that covers 60 acres? It's true, and it's in Prince George, BC.

"When you see horror movies with spider web festooned from this place to that place and so on, it comes nowhere near approaching what occurred in this field," ...There were "in the order of tens of millions of spiders running frantically back and forth," but they weren't interacting with each other.

Click here for the story and photos.

Posted on 30 November, 2002