Friday, February 10, 2006

GENIUS: Disco Dawgs















OMG. This video... this is just brilliant.
I don't know if it's supposed to be funny but I sure laughed my ass off.

I'm not eloquent enough to describe the appeal of this video clip, but it's not to be missed. Picture dogs, slow motion, a few disco laser lights here and there, and dance music. Or better yet,
experience it yourself.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

FACE TRANSPLANT UPDATE

Yesterday (2/6/06) the recipient of the transplant spoke to media about her ordeal. The face is of course a bit odd but all things considered, seems to have been attached pretty successfully. It's only by viewing the before and after photos that you can see that it truly is a new face, rather than someone whose own face had been repaired. The main problem seems to be that she is not yet able to move her new mouth very well in order to speak... I'm not sure what the prognosis is there. She admitted to having taken pills (hence the reason she was unconscious enough for her dog to eat her face), and yes, sadly, she is still smoking.

VIDEO

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

FOR REAL?: Drinkin' Pee

After the recent post regarding Kopi Luwak coffee, I recalled an interesting fact I learned of late last year. That fact being that some people drink pee. Their pee, other peoples' pee, pee. Urine. Number One. Wee-wee.

You are thinking, "well sure, they were probably floating in the middle of the ocean or something"... but I'm not talking about survival-pee-drinking. I'm talking about "hey, I don't have to drink it, but it sounds like a Grand Idea, so I will!" pee-drinking.

So, why? Well, for tradition, rituals, and for health reasons. It's not common in the U.S. but in some parts of the world it is quite common and culturally acceptable. I've read that over 3 million Japanese citizens drink their own urine. Apparently they've gotten over the Ick Factor.

Here are some enlightening articles regarding Urine Therapy.
http://skepdic.com/urine.html
http://www.rotten.com/library/medicine/bodily-functions/pissing/drinking-pee/

And yes, just like the crap coffee, I'll admit to not being ready to jump on this bandwagon either. Kudos to those who can/will/do (ew) but I'll stick with water, tea, and not pee.


Thanks to rotten.com for the picture, above.