Favolaschia è un genere di fungo molto strano, infestante, originario dei tropici. Ma la globalizzazione l'ha portato anche nei nostri boschi! Questo sito non parla di funghi, ma favolaschia mi sembrava un nome significativo e evocativo di qualcosa di simile a quello che qui viene raccontato...

15 giugno 2007

Today's news

Bum rap for Obama
Barack Obama is the biggest rock star of the
Democratic party - and now the presidential contender
is the subject of a steamy new pop video featuring
skimpy hotpants alongside health policy as a turn-on.

Swamp soccer makes the beautiful game dirtier than it has ever been
A Scottish football enthusiast is spearheading the international expansion of swamp soccer, a grimy offshoot of the beautiful game.

Russians recall bygone era with Soviet game museum
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Forgotten and broken down Soviet-era arcade games are being restored for Moscow's newest museum, just opened by volunteers nostalgic for childhood days spent playing games like 'Tankodrom' and 'Sniper'.

Homemade firearms of Chechnya
A gallery of homemade Chechen guns seized by Russian police.

Driver Not Included in This Performance Test
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 14 — The team of Stanford University engineers that won $2 million in a Pentagon-sponsored robot car contest in 2005 unveiled its next-generation vehicle that will maneuver in traffic without a human driver.
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'Aftershave drink' kills Russians
Many cheap aftershaves contain high levels of ethanol
Russian men are risking death by drinking aftershave and cleaning agents, a study has suggested.

ENVIRONMENT-UAE: Coming Up - World's First 'Zero-Carbon' City
DUBAI, Jun 15 (IPS) - A city free of cars, pedestrian-friendly, powered by renewable energy and surrounded by wind and photovoltaic farms -- all in the middle of a petroleum-rich desert. This five billion US dollar plan, which might do credit to a sci-fi film set, is envisaged for Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). When complete,in 2009, it will be the nearest thing yet to a zero-carbon, zero-waste city.