Sunday, October 03, 2004

Dept. of Disintegrated Toilets

Worse than Mom

"'You might consider sitting down next time,' the toilet told a male Reuters reporter politely in a female robot voice. The next user was told that 'The last visitor did not take heed of basic rules of hygiene.'" (Excite)

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Excite - News: "'You might consider sitting down next time,' the toilet told a male Reuters reporter politely in a female robot voice. The next user was told that 'The last visitor did not take heed of basic rules of hygiene.'"

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Dept. of Strange-Breakfasts

Taste less

The 22-year-old singer left motormouth Popword presenter Simon Amstell speechless during a recent interview.

When he asked her what was the last thing she'd had in her mouth, she replied "a dildo".

Oops, she did it again. (The Daily Mirror)

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Dept. of Loo-Fi

A kiss is not always a kiss

At gate 4, the Virgin Airlines gate at JFK NYC there is a strange loo. Men can do the stuff into a model of a woman's mouth. Rather odd way to relieve oneself. And rather disgusting.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Dept. of Streetwise-Kids-On-Ho'-Ave

When the kid is tired of Spiderman

This masquerade-hell of being parent. The youngster don't wanna be dressed in the new Spiderman-outfit or the girl won't be princess another time. Then check out the Child Pimp & Ho Costumes. This is really what the doctor ordered. Dress up your son as the Mad Bad Pimp or the daughter as Miss Belle, the crackwhore...

It's hereby been proven: people are strange.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Dept. of Moral-meat

The mixing bowl is turning

There is a plethora of strange topics that people blog about (although the diary/vanity blogs is most common). themixingbowl is about meat, and the meatindustry. Totally serious and for me as a hamburger/steak-lover this is pretty strange. Trust me, I want good meat, and I don't want the cows or piglets to suffer: but hey - they're animals!

Friday, July 30, 2004

Dept. of Poetry-of-celebs

If Paris Hilton wrote poetry






Cute Shoes.

Shoes. Shoes.

Me. Me.




Janis Butler Holm at maisonneuve

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Dept. of Empire-Studies

The death star

They are out there. The dark force. Waiting to take control... (Cassini-Huygens-Multimedia-Images)

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Dept. of Playing-with-fire


Two men is hurt when lighting firework inside a car, with the windows closed. Hey ho, that's truly two men who don't win anything else but the Darwin-awards. KUTV has the whole story (via Exploding Cigar)

Dept. of Smooth-Lips

The lipgloss-girl

This woman, girl, female have an urge for lipgloss. Seem as if she is collecting. That's strange. Check it at karin's lip balms (the site is in Swedish).

Friday, July 16, 2004

Dept. of Juridical-Scandals

Pray for Martha

Martha Stewart is accused for taxcrimes and fraud. But some people don't believe it and start Save Martha to get her off the bars.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Dept. of Hidden-Fags

Kenny is evil

Pretty strange perversions are findable on the net. This is truly the latest: Ick!

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Dept. of Gaming-The-Celebs

Paris in a x box

Let's play with the video. Can't you take of your clothes? Why the cam? It's no film in it... Banterist (via Gawker)

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Dept. of Religious Love

10 tips on spiritual dating

1. If he tells your that you are hot...

Tell him God made you hot.

2. If he wants to hold your hand...

Give him a Bible.

3. If he tries to get closer...

Tell him the Holy Spirit is wooing him.

4. If he asks to pay for dinner...

Remind him that Jesus also paid a debt He did not owe!

5. If he reaches his arm around you...

Tell him that nobody will ever be as close to you as Jesus is.

6. If he tries to kiss you...

Remind him that a kiss killed your Savior.

7. If he asks to come inside...

Ask him if he has asked Jesus to come inside his heart.

8. If he tells you he loves you...

Tell him that Jesus loves him.

9. If he gets angry that you won't put out...

Clarify to him that W.W.J.D. does NOT mean 'Who would Jesus Do.'

10. After you dump him...

Tell him that Jesus Christ will never leave or forsake him."

Beautiful! (from Date to Save - Missionary Dating Tips via Greenfairy)

Monday, July 05, 2004

Dept. of Deadly-Baker

They are coming through the owen

Ouch. Talk about the Halloween-cake of your choice. Barbara Jo is a baker that can make whatever you can imagine. Her Zombie cake is really something that make your tummy roar. (via Pop Culture Junk Mail)

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Dept. of Deadly-Jewelry

AK 47 in plain gold

In our part of the world time is the most important. To have a goldplated Rolex is the height of wellness. But in Iraq they got other priorities: Gold plated AK-47.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Dept. of Presidential-Playing

Saddam plays his role

This is fun. Rock Paper Saddam is a creative collage of pics from the hi-end trial down in Iraq.

Can someone do the same with the other crook in the two-part play?

Friday, July 02, 2004

Dept. of Saving-Genitals

What a...

"Oh. That Rasputin was better equipped than my boyfriend!"

Yahoo! Offbeat Photos

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Dept. of Alien-Birth

Iranian women got a... frog

The Iranian daily Etemaad says the creature is believed to have grown from larva to an adult frog inside her body.
While it is unclear how this could have happened, the paper carries quotes from medical experts who say there are human characteristics to the animal.
It has been speculated that the woman, who has not been named, unknowingly picked up the larva while she was swimming in a dirty pool.
The woman, from the south-eastern city of Iranshahr, is a mother of two children.

The "so-called frog", as the newspaper puts it, has yet to undergo precise genetic and anatomic tests.
But it quotes clinical biology expert Dr Aminifard as saying: "The similarities are in appearance, the shape of the fingers and the size and shape of the tongue."

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Dept. of Virtual-Food

Fried egg

Ten ways to use a computer: #10: fry an egg on the processor...

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Dept. of Gamer-Go-Nuts


This is not the hardest Tetris game ever.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Dept. of OG-smile

Bling Bling.

Why not spend a lot on bling-bling on your teeth?

At Bling Bling you can spend your dimes on glittering chimes.

And I totally adore the fabulous marketing lingua without any logic:

"Mr. Bling offers the world’s best craftsmanship and at half the price compared to the leading maker in gold, white gold, and platinum teeth. This master of fine jewelry had been practicing since 1994, and now has mastered the art of teeth jewelry."

Somehow words like "world's best" and "half the price" don't match. Neither do "master" and the "practicing since 1994". Man, I would think twice before putting this stuff in.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

On the site What Should I Do If The Internet Goes Down? they give the ten commandments of downtime of the lifeline-connection to the virtual reality:

1. Panic!

2. Find A Telephone

3. Use Your Back-Up Computer

4. Install A Game

5. Perform Routine Maintenance (this is my way truly...)

6. Turn On A Television Or Radio

7. Read

8. Go Outside

The idea of leaving your workstation may seem a little extreme

9. Spend Time With Your Spouse

Communicating with your wife or girlfriend may seem like a radical suggestion, but the time investment may offer long-term rewards. WARNING: These will probably be the longest hours of your life.

10. Use Your Emergency AOL Disk and kill yourself with it...

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Dept. of Final-Solution

The economic logic in executing hackers

Personally I'm against death penalty. But as Steven E. Landsburg puts the argument in his essay Feed the Worms Who Write Worms to the Worms the reptile brain says "yes, that figures". Totally weird of course but rather fun way to put the question of the costs of script-kiddies running amok.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Dept. of Too-Much-Time-On-Hand

The art of balls of paint

This must be one of the most weird hobbies to have: making balls of paint. Not this one that one use when fighting paintball but large rounded objects built by putting on layer after layer of paint. These hillbillys are fucking crazy! And the most hilarious part of it is that people are willing to pay to see the balls!

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Dept. of Notable-Names

"Hello, I'm Helga...

...and I'm a Fucking girl. In the heaps of links via the RSS-feeds some stand out. Metafilter have a fun story about Fucking. The sign of this small village in Austria is the most stolen street sign in Austria. I would put my money on that it's the most stolen roadsign in the whole world. But "[d]espite the cost of constantly replacing the sign, however, residents of the small village thankfully refuse to change its name."

Monday, June 21, 2004

Dept. of Hangers

Information overload

Salma Hayek have a heavy load to carry... (FashionDish's Worst Dressed)

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Dept. of Living-Dead

If the zombies took over the world

Have you ever wondered what would happen to our power if a Dawn-of-the-Dead situation occurred? At Straight Dope they take questions like this serious (well...) and have done a thoroughly investigation.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Dept. of Ingeneric Craze

The project of analogus digitalis

Why not rebuild a Underwood no. 5 to a computer?

This guy is some sort of über-g33k using old typewriters as parts of customized computers.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Dept. of Stupid Criminals

Hand sweat?

At Stupid mugger there's a hilarious sequence of a mugger trying to act cool but the scene is changing. I believe the store clerk was laughing calling the police...

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Dept. of Wacko-Fatso

Jay's TRON-ism

Jay Maynard's TRON costume is a piece of art. Art made out of a really sick brain. Remember the flic "Tron"? Well - it's a good movie but uses theories of the virtual life.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Dept. of Womens-Clothing


Today my wife is having her birthday. I have spent money on a ring but if I have had seen this before I bought the jewelry I would have put this into the box. It really seem nice and cozy...

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Dept. of Stylish PA's

Doing the camo-tape


For the military influenced rockband: . camo-colored duct tape. I imagine that in the eighties bands like Accept, Manowar and likely vio-charging heavy metal-bands would have been big buyers.

(Tip from BoingBoing)

Monday, May 31, 2004

Dept. of Long-And-Tall

Long John and a tall chic

There is different things that can be long and tall. There are two domain-names that trying to beat eachother: (the hyphens is put on not to crash the site's design) is the first competitor and the second.

Another thing is tall persons: Defen Yao", a Chinese girl at 7'8 1/2. Surely she would be able to score a couple of points in NBL.

Of course there is a site which check the Sites with longest running systems by average uptime. I mean: if a site is down I get mad. If it's not - I don't care.

And of course some geek did the World's Longest Palindrome 17,259 words with his programming skills. (A palindrome is a "A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward.").

When media breaks one can think back on all the 633 episodes of Gunsmoke one have missed. The site Longest Running TV Shows have tracked the shows which have run 160 and more episodes.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Dept. of Graphic-Reluctancy

Splendid name, splendid picture: totally meaningless

I don't get the meaning with this but it's pretty funny. And the domainname is very good but rather easy to spell the wrong way: MeccaDonald's Happy Meal!

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Dept. of Time-Consuming-Counting


There are 600,426,974,379,824,381,952 ways to spell Viagra. This really important fact is told by Cockeyed. Viagra is a pill to take when your potence is weakening. Seems like Cockeyed ain't getting some - there's no other explanation. And using Viagra seem subliminal...

Friday, May 28, 2004

Dept. of Nationalistic-Tits

Take one for the country

Those girls knows what it takes to be a country in war. They serve the best they can, showing up in tight linens at the basecamps of the soldiers going to Iraq.

"It was back in February of 2003, when a lot of troops were leaving Ft. Benning. My girlfriends and I were partying at a bar frequented by soldiers. At some point one my friend leaves with a young soldier. The next day we questioned her and commented that the soldier didn't seem her 'type'. My friend just shrugged and said, 'Hey, his unit was going to ship out in a few days, so I decided to take one for the country', I knew right then and there that this was an incredible idea, so I started Operation Take One for the Country"."

And at their homepage you yourself are invited to sign up for duty.

Yeah. Right.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Dept. of Searching-For-The-Guy

Do not feed the animals

The police in Albuquerque (off-topic this town has the most hardly spelled name I know of) searching for a man who lost his finger when poking the jaguar at the Zoo. They are doing it by taking a fingerprint of the bit-off finger.

Wouldn't it be easier just to call the hospitals? (

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Dept. of Food-That-Make-You-Mad

Blame it on the carbs

Avril Lavigne blames carbs for her angry lyrics. Of course. There's always something to blame for what you are doing. In the sixties the one to blame was the state, in the seventies blame fell on the system. The eighties people blamed their parents and ancestors. In the nineties the market and the capital were to blame and now we blame the carbs. Is this what we call evolution?

"I was eating bad stuff," Lavigne said. "Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time. It makes you very irritated. I spent some time with a nutritionist and learned I had low blood sugar. Now I eat accordingly." (do anyone see the pun in this?). Read more horror stories about what the evil carbs will do at CarbWire.

Another site that blame it on the carbs (I suppose since that would be the only logical explanation) is McMurder. These people are holding the belief that there's statistically more murders when you got a McDonald's restaurant nearby (hello - the McD-hangouts are everywhere). The prove it by using an extensive timeline since the sixties.

To be honest - they got silch when coming to the fact that statistically there's something called random.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Dept. of Engadgets

A g33k-couch

I want to have one of these - a mousepad couch made from about 1500 (blue) mousepads. Might not be the best couch for making out but hey, life ain't only sex.

If you want to put down your ass into the strange furnituristic gadget you have to go to Rochester Inst. of Tech. and look for some science-coordinator of some kind. Or just shout: "I wanna sit on the mousepad couch!"

Monday, May 24, 2004

Dept. of Political Opportunism

What the people want

The art of being elected to office is giving people what people want or else, promise not to take away the things they already got.

The Guns and Dope Party is giving people what they want. Although they think so.

We advocate
[1] guns for those who want them, no guns
forced on those who don't want them (pacfists, Quakers etc.)
[2] drugs for those who want them,
no drugs forced on those who don't want them (Christian Scientists etc.)
[3] an end to Tsarism and a return to constitutional democracy
[4] equal rights for ostriches.

Or this is just another hoax. Funny? I don't think so. Strange - clearly.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Dept. of Risen-From-The-Dead

Kaufman pranks the world

Ever heard of Alan Kaufman? No? His most famous apperance is the one when Jim "The rubbermask" Carrey is portraying him in the movie "Man On The Moon". And the thing we learn in that flic is that Andy Kaufman was a hoaxer big time. But as the story goes he died from cancer.

Or did he just staged his death? He says it himself at the blog Andy Kaufman Returns.

Your guess is as good as mine but I put my dinero on that there is someone who want to see how far this joke can go.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Dept. of Knitting

Making your own bag

For me duct-tape is what to use when rig the PA. There's a wonderful story about when a singer in a band was sent to the store to get duct-tape. But since he is very 'economic-minded' (or you could call him stingy) he was returning to the set with rolls of tape to be used in the freezer...

This Duct tape bag was a real home-work. It feels a lot 80's. But the site is good since you can make your own duct-tape bag - there's a walk-through and all.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Dept. of Stupid Titles

Wank the movie


Nevertheless, this siteThe 100 Worst Porn Movie Titles is a proof of that the pornobiz might be the stars of new technique but not on the copywriting bizniz.

Monday, May 17, 2004

Dept. of Female-Fat

The museum of girdles

People are interested in various things. There are people who know everything about trains, planes from WWII and here is The Girdle Zone: the lingerie that no woman want to show that she wear.

The interesting part is that the feminists is shouting about an unsound image in the media of women and their looks.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Dept. of Taste-Of-Banana

No more squashed bananas

This product is really thought-out of some that have an urge for bananas. Banana Guard is a plastic shell for your daily yellow and this will never ever have your banana squashed when taking it to school or likewise.

My wonder is: if the banana I buy is more straight - isn't this perfect case totally useless in this case? But hey, $4.99 for each case - and the got nine colors including a "glow in the dark" (when in need of a banana at night I suppose).

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Dept. of Notes-In-Pink

The player that you can use in more than one way

Don't you have an urge for a mp3-player formed much like a vibrator? Think of the possibilities? Having an orgasm through the vibrations of Britney's Toxic... or let Nirvana make your way to seventh heaven. And the color - it's super! The Super Drive MP3 Player is what every woman want.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Dept. of Selling-Hair

Bid for the pubes of Paris

Some things is strange and some are stranger. One of the most stupid things (except for those putting up their eight-year old on eBay) must be this. Someone have collected what is said to be the famous (for what?) Paris Hilton's pubic hair. Though the bid was put out someone at Fleshbot was able to screendump it.

So people - question 1: what would you pay for a bag with Paris Hilton's pubic hair?
Question 2: what the hell should you do with it? Smell it?!

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Dept. of Useful Gear

An ugly bag with speakers

Sometimes you stumble on gear that seem almost incredible... stupid. And the Ipodspeaker bag is such gear. I mean - the Ipod is a digi-freestylish-player-for-the-individual but with this it becomes the big boom-gear.

I for myself wonder which gizmo-lover would go to the beach with this ugly designed bag.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Dept. of To Much Time

Estimating the unladen swallow

This is the proof that g33ks don't have a life. This guy have used his mathematic skills, his productive (?) time and his creativity to estimate the airspeed velocity of an Unladen Swallow. With a brain like this you surely won't be bored.

Just that you don't have to read his strangely but well-done site the answer is: an unladen European Swallow is roughly 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour. I will propably never forget.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Dept. of Ultradefence

The gun for the bedroom

Americans are crazy. Their large discomfort with the every suggestion on gun control. Cause you really need a XM8 to defend yourself. A pretty thing placed under the pillow. Who havent from time to time felt the need of a grenade launcher to put out the neighbours cat? Or the 100-rounds magazine being sure that the bad guy don't raise again. And even if you are a cry-baby this gun is weather safe and can be fired even being soaked in water.

I guess that mr Heston owns one and hunt down stalkers and journalists with it.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Dept. of Popidol-wannabe

Mickey Mouse the bedwear

This guy is serious. He is making a video and a cover on a famous pophit: Aischa. And the video is hilarious, not only since the kid is so serious and have put a great deal of work on the video, but also looking at his room. It's Disney bedwear and cute dogs at the wall. Either he have gatecrashed his kidsisters room or he have a terrible taste (or his mom is tasteless).

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Dept. of Radical Measures

Sliding through the doors

Simon Minkoff in the British Medical Society has a really radical proposal - narrow the door into the fast-food restaurants and in that way make it harder for fat people to get into the temples of fat.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Dept. of Getting-on-with-your-life

Breaking up? Write a letter.

Have you been dumped? Do you want to make her sad? Why not be inspired by this Break-Up Letter. It's cruel and really funny, and of course probably a fake. Nevertheless it could be a template for your next letter to your ex-fiancée who crushed your heart, blew your mind and walked out with the stuffed moose-head.

Girls just can turn it around, but think of his brother - he probably will break the innocent guy's neck and burn your clothes you haven't had time to get from your old apartment.

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Dept. of Marketing-The-Kiddo

Eight year old on sale at eBay

A big potatojunkie is the guy who put an ad for an auction on his and his wife's daughter at eBay. The social welfare, the police and the eBay-security-taskforce did slam the German couple who did use the following way to make a good fare of it: You can play with her, eat her at a barbecue or sell her to gypsies. She is a real working toy.

Now they're facing prosecution on trafficking - well, if there is, there is really a stupid way of selling kids: the bid started (as usual) at 1 euro and when the eBay pulled the auction the bids where near 25 euro . Wow. People really took this serious...

Friday, April 23, 2004

Dept. of Hey-Ho-Viral-Marketing

Being an ad-head

The strangest way in marketing is foreheADS. If it's true it is somewhat a brilliant idea filled with the most stupid marketideas of all time. The idea is having students and others to have a ad on their foreheads. The rules is "Students must display the ads for a minimum of three hours a day in highly visible locations such as the student bar, local pubs and high street shopping areas. . This gives the living ad-head $90 for a week. But they have to send in photos... or this might be a stunt of the Cunning Stunts, since they're working with non-traditional virals and guerilla-campaigns.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Dept. of Meaningless-Stuff

Compliment in a surreal way

Ay. Did the compliments dry out? Do you don't know what to say the fifth hundred time you meet the girl of your former dreams? Go to The Surrealist Compliment Generator and get some new ammo.

Man, this is the guy's best friend: "Your Hands do the work of 10,000 highly trained lesbian jumping beans." or "Certainly your trout are more proseperous to vaccuum than the flying coachmen of Czar Nicholai!" or why not You so truly know your inner plankton, it is a revelation not unlike discovering an impacted toll booth upon the plains of Patagonia. .

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Dept. of Body-Counting

John "Rambo" Kerry

The presidential candidate Kerry is a though guy. In his service record from his month in 'Nam he is credited unofficially on killing about twenty 'goks'. The democratic election machine has dug up the service record of a 25-year-old junior grade lieutenant who seem to have done a good job killing of the nation's enemies.

At this time his opponent mostly killed bottles in his grande barfly-era.

The documents is released after the republican party's demanding of full disclosure. Talk about a strategic failure...

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Dept. of New-Virtual-Love-Service

Get your girlfriend online! Only $45.

This site must be the one least talked about when coming to members and users of it. At Imaginary Girlfriends you can have an imaginary girlfriend. It´s "real" girls who pretends to be your girlfriend with letters, phone messages and so on. Just to have the feeling of not being a loser I suppose.

How to define this service? A virtual childproof version of escort? The service is including "every week you will receive a one to three page handwritten letter, personally addressed to you, on pretty stationary sprayed with perfume. Most girlfriends also send pictures and/or other special gifts (ie: lingerie). " and this would then make friends and family drop the subject of you never getting laid. I can imagine: "Hey Mom, look what I got from XX in the mail today! A couple of g-strings!"...

It costs. But $45 for two months - that's pretty cheap compared what real dating would cost. And you might get some g-strings too...

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Dept. of Masturbation-Techniques

Ejaculate to a healthier life

The news that the more a man is ejaculate the less chance is that he will suffer from prostate cancer might be the Male-Newsbit-Of-The-Year (even kicking The Jackson Nipple Incident). Now a guy can say to his wife: Darling, let's prevent cancer! Let´s roll in the hay. Or when the spouse is complaining with that traditional evening headache a guy can start complaining that his prostate feels somewhat untrained and he can ask her: "Do you really want me to catch cancer?"

The only wish the males have is that they scientists also find some issue in women health that sex can prevent - then everyone will f*ck like rabbits!

Friday, April 09, 2004

Dept. of Virtual-Justice-For-All

Court ruled in favor of the victim of theft

The court got his belongings back. That's maybe no news (or in some instances it is where the law enforcement seem interested in every thing but helping people) but this time it is virtual belongings in a RPG-game on the net.

Li Hongchen hade spent more than thousand dollars on making a big cache of virtual money and stuff in the game Red Moon when his account was hacked and destroyed. Tough luck said the gaming company but Li did sue them to get the "things" back. And he won.

That's all nice. But one can wonder if the court shouldn't ordered Li to get a life...

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Dept. of Communication-Skills

Let's talk about toiletpaper

This logfile shows that people don't have too little time on their hands. Not when chatting on the IRC. The people are discussing toiletpaper, the pros and cons of the more expensive stuff and so on. Man, this really is the highly intelligent way to communicate one´s views on things.

But hey, didn't I said that everything is present on the net. And I meant E V E R Y T H I N G! Of course there is a Virtual Museum of Toiletpaper. Hold your horses: there's TWO! (The Virtual Toilet Paper Museum)

And hey: there was a physical museum of toilet tissues in Madison, Wisconsin. For the moment closed-down: someone forgot to fill up the rolls...

And digging deeper (or maybe diving when coming to the subject of loos) one find the most amazing collections and histories of people collecting toilet-paper.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Dept. of Animals-That-We-Love

A colorful hedgehog

The International Hedgehog Association is telling us important knowledge of the little creature with sharp pins. There's 92 different color-settings of the population of hedgehogs. That's interesting. What interest me the most is: who the hell have counted?! I mean: bird-watching okey, the birds do fly. But hedgehog-watching mean looking at a pile of autumnleaves in hours waiting for the little one to come out.

And hold your horses: there's more from where that come from. At the The International Hedgehog Registry you can register "your hedgehogs". And the sites mission statements is:

1. To preserve and improve the quality of the species, and to keep track of the progress of our efforts.

2 To improve knowledge of inherited traits, toward the goal of eliminating those characteristics that have a negative impact on hedgehog longevity and health and increasing those traits that enhance the species.

3 To track the demographics and distribution of pet hedgehogs.

4 To connect hedgehog owners and breeders with one another, to the enhancement of the hedgehog community.

"Pet hedgehogs"? Why's that? There's not that kind of cuddly little fur-ball that one should want to have in the bed. People are strange...