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...

17 marzo 2008

è lunedì :(


Reality or fiction?
We have always been on a search for who we are.
Stem cell therapy, genetic sequencing, artificial intelligence, operational robots, new animal clones, trans-species hybrids, brain implants, memory enhancing drugs, limb prosthetics, social networks...What constitutes the authentic human being?
Where do our minds end and reality begin?

Think positive!
Positive expectations can not only make you feel better but also potentially live longer.
Further research is needed to determine exactly how positive expectations affect disease survival.

No more droopy britches.
Florida Senate passed a "saggy pants" bill for students wearing pants half way down their buttocks.
Should the State have the right to decide what student must wear at school?The debate is open.


Major League Baseball has authorised a company to make sport-themed caskets and urns, so you can show your love for your favorite team even after you're dead.

Charge an ipod using only electrolytes and an onion.

Nanaimo, a British Colombian coal mining community town has everything possible mapped onto a google database.


A man proposes by putting a $12,000 ring in a helium balloon and takes it outside to hand it to her on a windy day
Hajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a $12,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon.
But as he left the shop, a gust of wind pulled the balloon from his hand and he watched the ring -- and quite possibly the affections of his girlfriend -- sailing away over the rooftops.

British politician makes tentative suggestion that, subject to the agreement of all parties and the strict requirement of protecting equal rights for women, it might be a good idea to consider allowing Islamic and Orthodox Jewish courts to handle marriage and divorce.

A Pennsylvania man is accused of attempted bank robbery — and if poor planning were a crime, he might be charged with that, too.


In defense of Spoilers
Right now, it's still an uncomfortable situation: you see the most recent episode of Lost, are dying to talk about it to someone but, because people haven't watched it yet, you can't. And if you do, you'll be hated. An article in the NYTimes Magazine argues that, soon, watching TV shows is gonna be like watching a football game: either you see it live or you'll have it spoiled by someone - and this someone is not a jerk.

Wanna get high? Just have a lollipop
The tequila lollipop is been around for a while. But now, the flavors have evolved to Absihthe and even Marijuana. An easy way to get high, specially in places like Chile or the U.S. where drinking in public places is forbidden.

Caleslaw wrestling
I guess the title says it all: the tradition of Coleslaw fighting endures in the Bike Week of Daytona.