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October 21st 2012 23:43
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I'm assuming here that most of us learned about collective nouns in school, eg. a herd of buffalo, a flock of birds etc, generally speaking, the more 'normal' ones, but here is a short list of some of the more uncommonly known ones.

A knot of toads
A confusion of weasels
A shrewdness of apes
A caravan of camels
A bouquet of pheasants
A bloat of hippopotami
A business of ferrets
A skulk of foxes
A sloth of bears
A clowder, or pounce, of cats
A gang of elk
A streak of tigers
A tower of giraffes
A kaleidoscope of butterflies
A smack of jellyfish
A leap of leopards
An army of caterpillars
A prickle of porcupines
A romp of otters
A deceit of lapwings
A bale of turtles
A stand of flamingos
An ostentation of peacocks
A murder of crows
An intrusion of cockroaches
A crash of rhinoceroses

A Very TECHY Christmas!!!

December 20th 2010 22:10
Trying to find something special for that very techy person in your life this Christmas??? How about these ideas for inspiration.

A Gingerbread CPU from Mediatinker.

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With the growing concerns involving Facebook and its ever changing privacy settings, a few software developers have now engineered a website that allows users to trawl through the status updates of anyone who does not have the correct privacy settings to prevent it.

Named Openbook, the ultimate aim of the site is to further expose the problems with Facebook and its privacy settings to the general public, and show people just how easy it is to access this type of information about complete strangers. The site works as a search engine so it is easy to search terms such as "don't tell anyone" or "I hate my boss", and searches can also be narrowed down by gender.

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listening to a seashell
We've all done it at one point of another, held a seashell to our ear to see if, as the old wives tale goes, we really can hear the ocean.

But what is it we are really hearing?

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March 12th 2009 10:37
red blood cells free image
The human body contains one of four main blood types: A, B, AB and O.

Each blood-type also has an accompanying Rhesus or Rh factor of either positive or negative.

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human torso muscles blood
The human body is complex structure of cells, so many cells in fact that it would be impossible to count them all. Scientists estimate that there are around 75 trillion cells in the human body with an additional 750 trillion bacteria cells living in the human gut.

10% of your bodyweight consists of bacteria.

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tongue rolling
You may have a vague recollection of coming across this in high school science - particularly if you did biology and genetics.

There is a set of traits that we all as human beings have one or the other of. These are known as inherited traits or characteristics. Depending on which traits your parents have determines your outcome, but it is a 50/50 split as to whether you inherit a particular trait or not..

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Periodic Table Video Experiments Online

September 21st 2008 08:08
mad scientist
Ever struggled to remember the elements of the periodic table and how they perform?

Well in todays YouTube age, scientists at Nottingham University have put together a periodic table of video links. Each element that you click on takes you to an experiment done using the element selected.

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August 14th 2008 16:22
You know what - I'm not even going to write my own interpretation of today's little number - instead I'll let you figure it out for yourself from what the makers have to say........but feel free to make your own judgements - I just wouldn't know where to start with this one!

earth earthlings
"Picture yourself lost in the galaxy...UFO sightings and Alien Abductions are on the rise...Will you return to tell the story?

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Replacing Mouse Balls!

July 24th 2008 10:30
This reportedly was a real memo sent by Logitech during the late 1980's. As I've actually set this post up in a hurry in advance due to being on holiday, I haven't had time to check it's authenticity as yet, but it's still good for a laugh regardless.
Supposedly it was sent to all field engineers about a computer peripheral problem. The author of this memo was quite serious. The engineers rolled on the floor!

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If Operating Systems Were Beers!

July 20th 2008 10:30
OK, you'll notice from the start that it is a little more than outdated, but for those of us who remember the 'good old days' of computers and operating systems, it should still give a chuckle!

And of course I'm open to suggestions about what today's 'beers' are really like!

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Unusual Occupations

July 2nd 2008 08:19
Ant Catcher - catches ants for use in ant farms.

Bone Crusher - crushes animal bones into a powder in order to make glue.
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April 30th 2008 16:31
farting man
Yes, you heard me correctly, fart deodorisers!

Somewhere, someone in a company out there in the big wide world, has designed an odour absorbing pad to wear in your briefs/underwear to absorb the smell of the thunder down under.

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In a study published in the journal Evolution and Biology and also reported upon by the British weekly New Scientist, scientists have discovered that people who are really in love with their partners are less attracted to other people.

love heart
Even though many studies in the past have shown that humans are not particularly good at restraining themselves when it comes to self-gratification, psychologist Gian Gonzaga ran a study involving invited 60 heterosexual undergraduates who had been in relationships for at least three years.

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