Great Pyramid Inverted
French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin believes he has solved the mystery behind the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Houdin (hmm, Houdin…Houdini…) will explain his theory of how Khufu’s Pyramid was built from the inside out in a spiraling tunnel.
Student persecuted for ‘religious’ beliefs
A teenage Pastafarian was suspended from school for attempting to attend while dressed in the formal religious garb of his ‘faith’– a pirate costume! Thanks to WWdN for bringing this one to the top of my soup!
Einstein Biopic Heading to the Small Screen
HBO Films and the BBC have teamed up to make Einstein and Eddington, a film starring Andy Serkis (Motion-Capture extrordinaire) and David Tennant (Doctor Who Mark 10) that takes a closer look at the creation of Albert Einstein‘s Theory of Relativity.
R u rdy 4 wrlds fastest txt msg?
Los Angeles will be home to the world’s first text messaging competition, with the winner scoring $10,000. The rub — no txt msg shrthnd. Contestants will be tasked to text sets of complete phrases. Gd LuK!
Apple iTunes offers ‘Complete My Album’
Great news for all of you piecemeal purchasing people! Apple has made it possible to buy the rest of an album from which you’ve already purchased a track or two on Apple’s iTunes Store, without having to pay for what you already own twice. Woo hoo! Time to complete that Amy Winehouse joint!
Astronaut Will Run Marathon – in Space
NASA astronaut Suni Williams will be running the Boston Marathon –from 210 miles in orbit — thus making her run the first satellite race of the Boston Marathon that they’ve ever had on an actual satellite orbiting the Earth. Fellow astronaut Karen Nyberg will be running the marathon traditionally, alongside Suni’s sister, Dina.
Yes, this is what you look like when you’re fragging and teabagging your best mate into the next millennium. Pwnd!!11one!1!
March 30, 1842: Ether Knocks Humanity Out!
One hundred sixty five years ago today, Dr. Crawford Long removed a tumor from one mister James Venable’s neck — marking the first time Ether, long known for its intoxicating effects, was used as an anesthetic. Too bad Doc Crawford was too busy indulging in ‘Ether Frolics’ to document it for another six years, nearly losing him the credit for the medical milestone.
Speaking of March 30 …
Born in 1853, today marks the birthday of famous Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, best known for his Starry Night painting. Happy 154th, Vinnie!