Archive for September, 2006

Electric Relaxation

Start your morning off mellow.

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Electric Relaxation via: YouTube

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Posted: September 28th, 2006
at 9:24am by black octagons


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Mona Lisa, Can I Get a Date on Friday?

Learn the ins and outs of the Mona Lisa.

Thanks to nrc-cnrc

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 2:15pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art

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Foto Del Dia 9.27

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"80-year-old Luo Shiyuan wears his 2-meter-long hair over head at a wild animal zoo in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality Wednesday, September 27, 2006. Luo, who lives in a remote mountain in Chongqing, has been growing his hair and beard for 30 years, which stand at 2 meters and 1.5 meters long respectively. With his grey and unkempt hair, Luo is hailed as a wild man."

Foto from fisherwy.blogspot

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 12:23pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: foto del dia

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Bad for Your Health

Good for a Laugh

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I’m lovin it.

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 12:19pm by black octagons


Categories: photo

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The Luxury of Conversion

It’s a buyers market out there scrapping capitalists! But in order to get the most out of your money mnp urges you to sleep/bathe where you might make some tea. Introducing the Doublespace Kitchenette. The bm is parked behind the couch.


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Info at americaninventorspot

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 11:12am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: home,design

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Peace Ninja, I’m Audi 5 G’s

We here at the myninjaplease dojo love fast cars almost as much asAA(ok more than) social responsibility.AA In the past, these competing interests would have led to many a sleepless night as we tried to sort out right from wrong.AA Luckily for us, technological advances are making such decisions a thing of the past.AA myninjaplease has shown the battery-powered Wrightspeed X1 before, but little did we know that nothing was faster than it except for the Bugatti Veyron (thanks Cnet for the heads up)AA This zero-emission vehicle can go from zero to 100 back to zero in 11.2 secs, just about as long as it takes for a Prius to get to highway cruising speed.AA With statistics like that, who wouldn’t want to be an environmentalist?

Wrightspeed X1 via Cnet
Original myninjaplease post featuring the Wrightspeed X1 and the 640hp hybrid mini cooper

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 9:42am by Pheezatron


Categories: green,whips

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My Ninja, Please! 9/27/06: Thanks Newsweek - we couldn’t keep the masses ignorant without you

That’s right, Newsweek’s cover story for its international editions were all about the war in Afghanistan, while American readers were taught about the life of a celebrity photogrpaher - And people wonder why there are so many ignorant fools in this country?

Story via RawStory

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 9:36am by Pheezatron


Categories: myninjaplease

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6 Million Ways to Die, Son!

Check out this Wikipedia list of unusual deaths!

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260: Roman emperor Valerian, after being defeated in battle and captured by the Persians, was used as a footstool by their king Shapur I. After a long period of treatment and humiliation of this sort, he offered Shapur a huge ransom for his release. In reply, Shapur had molten gold poured down his throat. He then had the unfortunate Valerian skinned and his skin stuffed with straw and preserved as a trophy in the main Persian temple. Only after Persia’s defeat in their last war with Rome three and a half centuries later was his skin given a cremation and burial.

1478: George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence reportedly drowned in a barrel of Malmsey wine.

1514: GyAArgy DAAzsa, leader of a peasants’ revolt in the Kingdom of Hungary, was roasted alive on a white hot iron chair. His captured companions were forced to eat his flesh.

1534: Pope Clement VII died after eating the death cap mushroom.

1850: Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States, following ceremonies on an exceptionally hot July 4, had eaten a large quantity of iced milk and cherries. He then fell ill with acute indigestion and died five days later, after only 16 months in office. This led to speculation he might have been poisoned which in turn led to his body being exhumed in the early 1990s (the medical examination showed he was not poisoned).

1916: Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic, died of drowning while trapped under ice. Although the details of his murder are disputed, he was allegedly placed in the water through a hole in the winter ice after having been poisoned, bludgeoned and shot multiple times in the head, lung, and liver.

2005: 28-year-old Korean Lee Seung Seop collapsed in an Internet cafe after playing World of Warcraft and Starcraft for almost 50 hours.

2006: A Canadian woman choked on marshmallows at a fair while taking part in a "Chubby Bunny" contest, and later died in hospital. Although there were medical personnel at the scene with suction equipment, it is believed that their efforts at resuscitation were hampered by the stickiness of the marshmallows.[9]

Am I the only one that takes this as actual proof that life has gotten easier for human beings over the centuries?

The List of Unusual Deaths @ Wikipedia
[Ed: The pic of the sign is taken from a crazy webpage called Hillbilly Farms which includes it in the section Foxhunting in Ireland… which is actually about foxhunting in Ireland]

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 9:31am by black octagons


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Turns out you can run a car on water - well, with boron too

Hydrogen fuel cells are great and all, but where are we getting the hydrogen from (right now its made from coal and natural gas - not exactly a clean energy source) and how are we transporting and storing it (that ish is flammable - i.e. the Hindenburg)?AA Well, why not forget about all that, and just create a way to produce hydrogen from water on the fly, right in your car, and with no tank full of compressed H2 gas?

Scientists in Israel think they have figured out a way to do just that.AA The idea is to use two separate storage containers, one for water, and one for boron - mix them in a controlled fashion, and voila, hydrogen for the engine.
Check out the articleAA

[Ed: myninjaplease reported a similar idea a little while back - getting hydrogen from water using aluminum and sodium hydroxide]

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Posted: September 27th, 2006
at 8:31am by Pheezatron


Categories: green,whips

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