"The Baculum is a unique bone found in the penis of most mammals. This bone aids in copulation when mates have only a short encounter and need to perform quickly. The Baculum is sometimes referred to a “hillbilly or mountain man toothpick” and can be utilized as a coffee stirrer. (my emphasis.) The largest Baculum in the mammal kingdom belongs to the walrus, which can reach a length of 30 inches." via (pic too)
"Neptus 60 has been conceived to create a cliff side environment in harmony with nature. It allows the occupant to fully enjoy the cliff placing, to admire the views on the sea and the spectacular underwater sea life." via
"A team led by ex-Winamp-er Rob Lord today released a preview edition of Songbird, a desktop media player that offers an open source alternative to services like Apple's iTunes and the Windows Media Player. Instead of connecting to one locked store full of DRMmed goods, it can connect to any and all available music (and video) on the internet."
via I can't get Blogger to upload photos again. It's flaky all the time but impossible in the evenings. I posted this photo and the one in the last post by using picasa, which takes about twice as long for each post. It's a right bastard and no mistake.
"The piece of jewellery is inserted in the conjunctiva of the mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the eyelids and front of the eyeball in sterile conditions using an operating microscope in a procedure taking about 15 minutes."
"This maid serves not some aristocrat but a string of pop-culture-mad customers at a "Maid Cafe" in Tokyo's Akihabara district, long known as a Mecca for electronics buffs but now also the center of the capital's "nerd culture." via
14 attempts to load the above picture before it worked. It's just not worth the hassle and stress. I've looked at alternatives but am losing enthusiasm. Anyway, the above post is about Mona Lisa holding virtually any breed of dog you want to name. via
"Joa Herrenknecht has designed the Pee-tree urinal for public spaces. His bright ceramic white colour is a strong signal that can be seen from far – making it accessible when in urgent need. The trunk offers a perfect place for messaging, e.g. "I was here" or "done that" statements."
"One of the most strange stories of pets finding their masters happened to Private James Brown of the 1st North Staffordshire Regiment when he was sent to join the Great War in France in August 1914. On the 27th September, his wife wrote to him to break the bad news that Prince, his Irish terrier, was missing. But Prince had already joined his master in the trenches. The dog had somehow travelled over 200 miles through the South of England, crossed the English Channel and then walked another 60 miles of battlefield to his master's front line position at Armentieres."
"Feathered Fotos was created in 2002 by Garth McElroy in order to have a medium for exhibiting his distinctive and striking avian images. All these images were photographed by Garth in a natural setting and each one depicts wild birds displaying natural behaviors."
"A recent research project based at University College London (UCL) has investigated the distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic, in order to understand patterns of regional economic development, population movement and cultural identity. This website allows users to search the databases that we have created, and to trace the geography and history of their family names."
"She has bandy legs, a huge behind, hair like a crash-helmet, wild make-up, a hooked nose, no chest and ankles that make her look like she's got two club feet. Still, if you could blow the doll up, most men would choose to have sex with it before Camilla."
This awful thing also comes out with Diana phrases such as "I sit here in sadness," and "I'd like to be the queen of people's hearts." via