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Burmese people dial the phone like this... Laotians dial it like this...

Kerm, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:51 (twelve years ago) link

From 1942 until his death in 1945, Adolf Hitler was given daily intravenous injections of methamphetamine by his personal physician, Theodor Morell as a treatment for depression and fatigue.

Casuistry, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:54 (twelve years ago) link

man if that namebase guy wants higher google hits he should hire a designer. that is one crappy-looking site.

tipsy mothra, Monday, 31 December 2007 08:47 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ken_Behring&diff=prev&oldid=178761974

Additionally, he was dodging accusations of laudering drug money during this time period. Some of his cocaine parties were truly epic in proportions

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 31 December 2007 09:32 (twelve years ago) link

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

unfortunately, they deleted my favourite detail :(

it WAS, under the "Fauxhawk" article, following the 'noted faukhawk wearers' list, a list of 'noted Phamhawk wearers', containing only one, a Tony Pham, student at *local high school*.

derrrick, Monday, 31 December 2007 10:41 (twelve years ago) link

In the Wikipedia article on Dante, under the Life section it simply said "He had none", but that's been changed.

Duane Barry, Monday, 31 December 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

<i>Licorice has not been heard from since 1990, when her elder sister Frances reports receiving a letter which she says was 'certainly from Sacramento' — her last verified location. In fact, there is at least one person out there who is searching for her in Sacramento</i>

clotpoll, Monday, 31 December 2007 19:16 (twelve years ago) link

Why must I fail?

clotpoll, Monday, 31 December 2007 19:16 (twelve years ago) link

During Victorian times, teenage girls were forbidden to bring honeysuckle home because it was thought to induce erotic dreams.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 3 January 2008 15:54 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnerotomachia_Poliphili

The Ninth Gate

In 1999 Roman Polanski made a film about books and the devil staring Johnny Depp. During a scene where he is trying to scam some antique books from a collector's family he mentions that the family "might want to hold on to" their copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili amongst other super rare books. Great movie for bibliophiles!

bernard snowy, Thursday, 3 January 2008 16:19 (twelve years ago) link

Yo! It's the green machine

The Boxing Kangaroo, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:11 (twelve years ago) link

Seriously though, I mean the who only had so many albums of new material, and he's only had a handful of solo albums, wtf are the rest of these songs? WHEN WILL HE UNLEASH THIS ON THE WORLD?

if you want songs, write them. don't rely on someone else to do it for you. serious

the galena free practitioner, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:36 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namor

Silver Age and on

Namor returned in The Fantastic Four #4 (May 1962), where a member of the titular superhero team, Johnny Storm, the new Human Torch, discovers him living as an amnesiac homeless man in the Bowery section of Manhattan. Storm shaves the "bum" with his flames, recognizes Namor, and dumps him into the river in the hopes of restoring his memory, which it does.

the galena free practitioner, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:44 (twelve years ago) link

What's the so unusual about that? It's a pretty accurate description of that story.

Tuomas, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:36 (twelve years ago) link

Storm shaves the "bum" with his flames, I assume.

nate woolls, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:38 (twelve years ago) link

Andy Gill (born January 1, 1956) is a founding member and guitarist for the English rock group Gang of Four, considered among the most influential post-punk bands. Gill is known for his jagged style of playing on albums such as Entertainment! (1979) and Solid Gold (1980) and hit singles such as "At Home He's a Tourist," "Damaged Goods," "Anthrax," "what all men want," and "I Love a Man in Uniform."

Gill also produced much of Gang of Four's output, including their most recent 2005 release, and albums for many other artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Jesus Lizard, The Stranglers, The Futureheads, Michael Hutchence, Killing Joke and The Young Knives, who have been nominated for the 2007 Mercury prize.

Andy Gill should not be confused with the Andy Gill who writes reviews for The Independent newspaper. They are however, the same person.

nate woolls, Friday, 4 January 2008 13:11 (twelve years ago) link

So Johnny Storm's idea of a good time is going down to the Bowery and setting a homeless man on fire?

antexit, Friday, 4 January 2008 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

Steve-O attended the "Rock The Bells" Hip-Hop Festival in San Bernardino, California in August 2006 to some controversy. The Concert was headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan and the event was organized as a tribute to clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard. While on stage with the Wu-Tang Clan, Steve-O exclaimed that he shared the same cell with O.D.B, albeit at different times. He proceeded to show his affection for ODB by getting nude, tucking his penis between his legs and doing a back flip. This upset Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, and he threatened to assault him if he didn't apologize while tempers flared. [13][14]

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 6 January 2008 17:12 (twelve years ago) link

Superbad is the soundtrack to the 2007 film of the same name. It was released on August 7, 2007 on Lakeshore Records. The album features original music by Lyle Workman and Bootsy Collins, as well as songs by artists such as Curtis Mayfield and Rick James. Interestingly, the film also included references of highly obscure and overlooked mid-1960s rock groups (the two police officers were featured listening to The Remains and The Amboy Dukes in their patrol car). Additionally, the film includes two songs (Pork and Beef & My Favorite Mutiny) by the militant hip hop group The Coup.

Also, it is awesome.

31g, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 08:10 (twelve years ago) link

As can be seen in the screenshot, MacPaint included a "Goodies" menu that included the FatBits tool. This menu was named the "Aids" menu in prerelease versions, but was renamed "Goodies" as public awareness of the AIDS epidemic grew in the summer of 1983.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 13 January 2008 00:48 (twelve years ago) link

X-Rated adult versions of C + C Music Factory's popular hits were released by an artist known as 'Sissy Penis Factory'.

gff, Monday, 14 January 2008 20:55 (twelve years ago) link

Road Tripping Today

Today, modern road tripping is a fast growing hobby, and not just a means of vacationing. Groups dedicated to the art of the road trip, known either as professional road trippers or road enthusiasts, are becoming prevalent online. One such online community, and one of the largest, is Roadtrip America.

Road tripping, to some, has indeed become an art. Road enthusiasts frequently debate on proper gear, attire, and electronics. Other frequent debates include type of road trip (a ‘moseying’ road trip vs. a set schedule), use of in-vehicle DVD players to pacify young passengers, and, to a lesser extent, destinations.

Professional road tripping has spawned other activities, including dashboarding, caravanning (multi-vehicle road trips), RV-ing, county collecting, welcome sign photography, and other facets of the road tripping hobby.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 00:44 (twelve years ago) link

Urgh.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 01:22 (twelve years ago) link

'Sissy Penis Factory'.

i propose new gay thread now.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 03:23 (twelve years ago) link

also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yipkIluJH8I

the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 03:27 (twelve years ago) link

:D

gff, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 05:14 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Don%27t_abbreviate_as_Wiki.png

"Don't abbreviate Wikipedia as Wiki!!"

DG, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 13:59 (twelve years ago) link

Nevertheless, an examination of recent sources shows that snuck is sneaking up on sneaked.

remy bean, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:28 (twelve years ago) link

I doubt this has ever really been on there (and it's screen/font/resolution dependent too) but anyway:

http://i18.tinypic.com/6t2mz3a.png

StanM, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

From 'California Games' entry:

There are some easter eggs in this game:

* On some random occasions, there is an earthquake during the skateboarding event. The H of the Hollywood sign falls down (The remaining "OLLYWOOD" might be a reference to the ollie.)
* You can hit the seagull in Footbag. Hitting the gull grants more points.
* There is a shark in Surfing who laughs. (This is not an easter egg. The shark, the dolphin or the gull appear quite often in surfing.)
* When practicing Flying Disc, a UFO occasionally 'abducts' the catcher of the disc.

Abbott, Saturday, 26 January 2008 04:53 (twelve years ago) link

The sound design for the original version of California Games was done by Chris Grigg, member of the band Negativland.
The gameplay for the footbag game was inspired by a scene in the movie The Great Dictator wherein Chaplie Chaplin juggles a balloon depicting the planet Earth with his feet.[citation needed]

Abbott, Saturday, 26 January 2008 05:20 (twelve years ago) link

whoa

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 26 January 2008 05:47 (twelve years ago) link

Not unusual, but weird to read:

Dom Leone died of cancer in 1989.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed%27s_Redeeming_Qualities

nabisco, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria_national_football_team

I've had that up for 9 days now.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

wowowow

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:44 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Samueli&diff=prev&oldid=160425797

He has an intense daughter, Erin.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 31 January 2008 01:36 (twelve years ago) link

What are the unusual details in the Nanny and Algerian football articles?

Tuomas, Thursday, 31 January 2008 09:29 (twelve years ago) link

David Copperfield (comedian)

He is friends with Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull.

Alba, Thursday, 31 January 2008 22:31 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davey_Boy_Smith

Smith's middle name, Boy, was the result of one of his parents mistaking the name field on Smith's birth certificate for the gender field.

onimo, Friday, 1 February 2008 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

Holy shit, I had no idea The Nanny was one of America's main exports!

Abbott, Friday, 1 February 2008 19:08 (twelve years ago) link

I did not know this:

Hello, Dolly! was originally entitled Dolly, A Damned Exasperating Woman,[7] until Merrick heard Louis Armstrong's recording of the song and changed the name of the show.

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 February 2008 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

According to the label, the name "Test Icicles" is derived not from the word testicles but rather from an alleged practice of early man involving the "testing" of icicles for their strength and fitness for use as weapons. This, however, is extremely debatable considering the fact that a previous side project of band members Sam and Rory was named "Balls".

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 2 February 2008 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

lol

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 February 2008 17:51 (twelve years ago) link

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9882/aackyl4.png

Ol Bertie Dastard, Saturday, 2 February 2008 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington

This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. For other uses, see Ellington,had a porn website called anal adventure.

jaymc, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

title of picture: Duke Ellington is a fag

max, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

I know, that's even better!

jaymc, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Yeltsin#Confrontation_with_parliament

See picture caption.

Nathan, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:05 (twelve years ago) link


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