Friday, December 19, 2008

Random Bytes

Taking trophy heads close to home - New evidence suggests that an ancient South American culture obtained ritual skulls by killing and beheading some of its own people, not foreign warriors
By Bruce Bower, Dec 19, 2008

New Species Found in Mekong Delta
By ASHLEY FANTZ, Dec 17, 2008
Yay. And cool. (tho' they could've skipped the spider picture...)

Dec. 17, 1790: Accurate Calendar Requires Sacrifice, You Dig?
By Randy Alfred, December 17, 2008
Kinda rough if you're born in a leap year on this calendar!

Tiny Saturn Moon ID'd As Good Candidate For Alien Life
By Betsy Mason, December 16, 2008

Vanity is so last year
By Natasha Singer,, December 19, 2008
Shame it takes a financial crisis for common sense to rule.

What Came Before The Big Bang? Interpreting Asymmetry In Early Universe, Dec. 18, 2008

How To Make a Skull Bong: Guide for the ultimate deadhead.
By Arthur Delaney, May 9, 2008
How did I miss this one?? Gross, by the way!!

Earth's Original Ancestor Was 'LUCA', Dec. 19, 2008

'Hobbit' Fossils Represent A New Species, Concludes Anthropologist
Dec. 19, 2008
I just love the hobbit!

WTF of the day: "Artificial Virginity Hymen"
by Tracy Clark-Flory, Dec. 19, 2008
I'm not even going to try to think of a skeleton action figure for this one!

The Questions We Never Answered in 2008 -- Digging through the bottom of the Explainer mailbag.
By Daniel Engber,
Dec. 17, 2008
Vote for the "How did early man deal with growing toe and fingernails?" -- I really want to know the answer to this!!

Baby's Brain Tumor Contained Foot, Dec 18, 2008

Get Along Without a Pinkie? It’s Tougher Than You Might Think
By DANA SCARTON, December 15, 2008
Who knew??

The Return of Chest Hair
by Jessi Klein
TheDailyBeastcom, Dec 16, 2008
Gets my vote!

Man's £5 debt repaid 39 years on
Dec 19, 2008
A holiday story indeed.

New Way To More Rapidly Generate Bone Tissue Developed, Dec. 19, 2008

Where Is Steve Jobs?
By Brian X. Chen, December 18, 2008

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