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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Rubix Cube

In case you have spare time on your hands (literally) try to beat the new Rubix Cube record: 11.13 seconds.


This is the most addicting game I have played in the last year.

Unlikely pair

Thanks to Garrison for this interesting article!

Tsunami Survivors NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived thetsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city ofMombassa, officials said.

The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean , then forcedback to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26,before wildlife rangers rescued him.

"It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a maletortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a 'mother'," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge ofLafarge Park , told AFP.

"After it was swept and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It hadto look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleeptogether," the ecologist added. "The hippo follows the tortoise exactlythe way it follows its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother,"Kahumbu added.

Media Strategies

You have to wonder if the authors of these articles think that the people they are talking about can't read. Or, if they are trying to send a message back through the media. I'm not sure. You check it out and decide for yourself.

The Decline of Will & Grace

Will & Grace is one of my favorite comedies on television. I mean it was. Until about three years ago when I started being too busy to watch it. I really had been too busy before that too, but I had always made time. I just couldn't do it anymore, they had more guest stars than funny segments. It is really a shame. They have now hit an all-time low.

On a different note, it mus be said that in the battle between Mandy Moore and Britney Spears, I think that this particular character is one more step in line to trying to follow a much more accomplished fellow artist. (I am usually not this catty, but I think it sucks one of my fav shows is going down the tubes.)

Bogus Walmart Lawsuit

Walmart is being sued by three women who couldn't find what they wanted in the store. They claim it should be illegal for Walmart to not stock what they were looking for - especially because every other major chain stocks the item. Let me think. If every other major chain supplies it, then why not just go to them? Come one now. If this were any other product, they would have been laughed out of court. Check out the story, and let me know what you think.