MonthJune 2004

Air graffiti

The Nokia 3220 has a “wave messaging feature” Abe calls “air graffiti.”

As a commentor on Smart Mobs pointed out, if you don’t want to wait for or spend money on this phone, you could always pick up a Sky-Writer

A glimpse of the Baghdad art scene

Back to Iraq: A glimpse of the Baghdad art scene

Via American Dynamics

Is water vegan?

And speaking of meat sources:

Here’s one for the philosophers: Is New York’s water kosher? You’d imagine so, but recent tests have discovered that codepods — tiny, half-millimeter-long creatures — are surviving through the city’s filtration process. I just had a glass of water with breakfast, and for all I know I drank a couple of these things.

Are vegans debating this as well?

Full Story: Collision Detection: Just Not Kosher

(via Abstract Dynamics)

Tree That Gives Meat Instead Of Fruit

This one’s old, but interesting. At first glance this story from Yahoo! news seems to be a legitimate but bizarre news story:

MANCHESTER, England — Here’s some good news that vegetarians can really sink their teeth into: Researchers have developed genetically engineered fruit trees that bear real meat!

Fruit from the new Meat Trees, developed by British scientists using gene-splicing technology, closely resembles ordinary grapefruit. But when you peel the large fruit open, inside is fresh beef.

But actually, it’s from Weekly World News. Thanks for the tip, Grant!

Klintron returns

I’m back in the states, and though I’m still traveling for the next few weeks, I’ll be posting here again.

Of course, many thanks to Michael and Wes for their amazing posts while I was gone. I still need to catchup on a lot of their posts here, and on their own excellent blogs.

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