Have you ever heard that Daddy-longlegs are highly poisonous spiders but due to short fangs cannot bite humans? This website from the UC-Riverside Department of Entomology challenges this myth and provides some background information about Daddy-longlegs spiders and another arachnid considered the true Daddy-longlegs.
The nice people at Hasbro have done it again! Now you can have your very own Play-Doh George Forman Grill. Mold Play-Doh into bacon or french fries and listen as the grill emits convincing sizzling noises. To answer the question of every toddler in the world: no, you cannot eat the Play-Doh. The delicious lumps that come out of the sizzling grill, which is marketed to three year olds, should not be eaten.
Scott Douglas, a librarian at a small public library in Florida, is writting a series of dispatches for McSweeney's. They include accounts of stange things found in the book drop and experiences with patrons. Good stuff.
Need a break from the stresses of work? Take a few minutes to test your ability to see 3D with these stereograms. New images are added each week.
The question posed by this website might qualify as one of those questions you always wanted to know the answer to, but were afraid to ask. Featured in the Annals of Improbable Research, Wendy Cooper of Australian National University summarizes research on mating porcupines.
Get ready for waves of nasty new Windows viruses: the source code for MS Windows 2000/XP has apparently been leaked all over the internet. On a related note, Microsoft programmers apparently need to put a few quarters in the swear jar. (CAREFUL: cursing and swedish)
Update: The first exploit has arrived.
As the site states, the thirty-second running of this famous sled dog race will begin in Anchorage at the intersection of 4th and D at 10:00 a.m. March 6. There's all sorts of cool stuff at this site and it will be one to bookmark for updates once the gun goes off. Also, check out the websites of this year's mushers.
This article from the International Reading Association gives an overview of the Estonian language, history, and discusses general reading habits, political literacy and new literacy. I love learning about languages, and can't help but want to learn more about my grandmothers' native country and language.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the History Channel discusses the theories concerning the mysterious saint and the reasons for celebration.
This site has instruction manuals for, what would appear to be, every transformer ever produced.