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Monday, January 30, 2006

Glow in the dark duck

You know those Taiwanese are always stealing their ideas from internet comics.

Case in point: The Glow in the dark Duck was invented by Tim Jones from the comic Scary Go Round.

Here is the introduction of said duck.

Said duck was also made using an all natural process.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Fluorescent men and women...

Wow, what an accomplisment of science, fluorescent pigs. Women would be more happy if scientists could make men -who behave as pigs– fluorescent.
Imagine that? You go into a pub and you see all these green fluorescent humans.

And men would be more happy if scientists could make fluorescent women who behave as ... ?

Friday, January 27, 2006

And this is not from The Onion.

Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that "glow in the dark".
They claim that while other researchers have bred partly fluorescent pigs, theirs are the only pigs in the world which are green through and through.
Taiwan is not claiming a world first. Others have bred partially fluorescent pigs before; but the researchers insist the three pigs they have produced are better. They are the only ones that are green from the inside out. Even their heart and internal organs are green, the researchers say.
The scientists, from National Taiwan University's Department of Animal Science and Technology, say that although the pigs glow, they are otherwise no different from any others.
By Chris Hogg, BBC News, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Originally uploaded by giulio13.

Monday, January 23, 2006

May 24, 1844.

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message 'See what God has done!' over an experimental line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore.
The message was taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23.

Monday, January 16, 2006

The only true news nowadays: from "The Onion"

Important Christmas Lessons Already Forgotten

HARTFORD, CT—As the nation moves on from last month's family gatherings, churchgoing, and goodwill toward men, the annual post-Christmas readjustment process is proceeding on schedule, with millions of Americans forgoing their temporary generosity of spirit and resuming their petty, miserable treatment of one another.

Though the joy and glad tidings of the holiday season are mere weeks behind us, sources report that more than 85 percent of 2005's Christmastime lessons have already been forgotten, with that number expected to reach 98 percent by as early as next week.

"Christmas is a magical time of year when people of all ages and backgrounds put aside their differences and are reminded of the things that truly count: the joy of giving, the gleam in a young child's eye, and the sound of voices raised together in song," said James Samuelson of the Hartford-based Institute For American Cultural Mores & Values, which tracks the rise and fall of human love and kindness throughout the year. "Mid-January to early February, by contrast, is a magical time of year when people forget all about that stuff. This leads to mid- to late February, a magical time of year when people everywhere feel overpowering, soul-crushing emotional pain, causing them to hate their coworkers, their loved ones, and themselves."

Evidence of this phenomenon can be seen across the country, with Christmas miracles of universal benevolence and spiritual uplift degenerating into mid-January miracles of everyday banality and neglect. Corporations that donated generously to the homeless and various charities mere weeks ago have resumed their usual cutthroat, profit-driven practices. Children who learned the important lesson that it is better to give than receive are refusing to share their expensive new toys with less fortunate playmates, gloating over their possessions and berating the other children for being poor. And the many career-focused dads who made a major breakthrough during the holiday season, vowing to spend quality time with their wives and children, are systematically unlearning these realizations of what truly matters and returning to their dysfunctional workaholic patterns.

© http://www.theonion.com/

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Oh, man! I remember when Nicolaus Steno published those papers. I was a young boy of 12 years old and I was blown away by his ideas! Now that I'm 349 years old, it seems so obvious.

To turn the world upside down for a shell

In 1669, Danish geologist Nicolaus Steno published a startling proposal: that the fossils and rock layers of the earth, if studied scientifically, gave a chronicle of the earth's history.
One of the puzzles Steno addressed was that of fossilized seashells found high in mountains. Land and sea had shifted, he said. But there was already a "scientific" explanation: spontaneous growth within the rocks. So there was no need, as one contemporary put it, to "turn the world upside down for the sake of a shell." Ironically, the idea seemed to be more palatable among some theological conservatives than among rationalists: God could do whatever he wanted.

Alan Cutler, 2006 The Washington Post Company

Saturday, January 07, 2006


I heard the version of 'One' by Bono and Mary J Blige, and I don't like it.
However, I like MJB's new cd, especially the song 'MJB da MVP'.

Hate it or love it,
(The underdogs on top)
(And I'm gonna shine homie until my heart stops)
go 'head envy me
I'm the soul hip-hop queen
and I aint going nowhere
but you already know me.

Oh MJB, my soul hip-hop queen.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

I like the Johnny Cash version better.


Is it getting better?
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now?
You got someone to blame
You say

One love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don't care for it

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it's

Too late
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus?
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much?
More than a lot.
You gave me nothing,
Now it's all I got
We're one
But we're not the same
Well we
Hurt each other
Then we do it again
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
One life
But we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other



U2, One.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2006

When I moved Jadedturtle to its new server back in the summer of 2005 I never put my pictures back up on the site.

Well they are back up now.

Maiko and Casey's Wedding and some others.