So many reasons why the internet will fail. A essay from 1995 bemoans the lack of all the things we've managed to come up with since then. (via Boing Boing)
How to wash your hedgehogs. They're so cute, even the dog wants to help!
A Brief History of Olympic Sore Losers. Well, that's one way to be remembered without winning a gold medal.
Christiaan Van Vuuren has been quarantined due to a rare strain of tuberculosis. After two months, he's gone stir crazy enough to produce a one-of-a-kind music... READ ON
You never know what secret passions people have, and where it will lead them. For instance, did you know Sir Isaac Newton invented the Cat Door? Oh yes - here are 5 Surprising Inventions From Famous People.... READ ON
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Every Olympic city provides separate housing for the world's media and an Olympic Village for the athletes, coaches and team officials.
By most accounts, Vancouver's Olympic housing is a jewel. At the very least, what it clearly is not is a converted mental hospital. So that's an upgrade.
Let me... READ ON