Monday, June 26, 2006

Oolong Blog

Hironori Akutagawa is my new hero. Follow his day-to-day life through the exploits of his rabbit, Oolong. Although the rabbit died in 2003, Oolong's legacy lives on through his owner's website.

Alternate English version here

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


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vs. (From Hawaiian) To hurry, hasten; quick, fast, swift.

Happy 3rd Birthday to the Wikimedia Foundation and well done for providing the fastest resource on the World Wide Web

Friday, June 16, 2006

Coaster Birthday

The First American Roller Coaster appeared in Coney Island 122 years ago today. Gone are the days when fair-goers had to hoist their own cars in order to make the return journey. Even familiar chain lift mechanisms have given way to hydraulic launch and frictionless brake systems: Kingda Ka at Six Flags stands head and shoulders above most.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Mechanical Contrivium

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Bunnies!

  1. Bunnies have a memory span of three seconds!
  2. Antarctica is the only continent without bunnies.
  3. A thimbleful of bunnies would weigh over 100 million tons.
  4. Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of bunnies in a day.
  5. While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes dressed up as bunnies!
  6. Bunnies are 984 feet tall.
  7. Bunnies have often been found swimming miles from shore in the Indian Ocean.
  8. The Australian billygoat plum contains a hundred times more Vitamin C than bunnies!
  9. 99 percent of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as bunnies!
  10. Twenty-eight percent of Microsoft's employees are bunnies.
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Monday, June 05, 2006

"It's not rocket science, you know"

For anyone who has ever considered launching their own 'home made' rocket it is advisable to take several precautions. Not least is "Start with a very big open space"......