As much as the media wants it to be true, Christian Koch doesn’t make biodiesel with dead cats. Not that it matters–as someone on Slashdot wrote–we’ve been using dead animals to run cars for years.
A spokesman for Bild told Reuters the story was meant to show that cat remains could “in theory” be used to make fuel with Koch’s patented method.
This topic is also elsewhere in the blogsphere.
Slashdot has also covered this story, with some pretty hilarious comments resulting, like: “How about fuel from dog farts? I know a Labrador Retriever who could probably fuel a moped with his daily output.”
‘Not only are these items for real, but a helpful Internet retailer — “Information Unlimited,” out of Amherst, New Hampshire — has been thoughtful enough to sell them all under one electronic roof. Huzzah!’ (Quote from http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001651.html)
Anyone wonder how much of the “All About the Mormons” episode is factual?
Maybe it’s not quite true.
Maybe it’s actually worse than that…
Maybe it’s strange!
(courtesy rethinking mormonism)
Angry Asian Man about Dr. Seuss making WWII propaganda. Interesting; was Dr. Seuss racist? One link warns “some of the images reflect the stereotypes of the times.”
I often wonder which common phrases and practices will be taboo in times to come.
Private Jessica Lynch says “The military used me!” (mefi). Suprise, suprise.
Mefi has a quick blurb about propaganda that I found quite appalling, although I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. After reading the paragraph and clicking on the links to the “soldier’s” letters I had a feeling similar to learning what the Matrix was.