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May 9, 2008
Do-it-yourself film manufacturing.
"Can't buy the film you want any more? Just make the stuff!
In this set you will find random photos and information on a project a friend has undertaken - a machine to make his own camera film.
Plastic and goop go in one end, and camera film comes out the other end. This is not a trivial undertaking."
posted by ethel at 11:32 PM PST - 14 comments
NASA invites you to join this autumn's lunar exploration with the opportunity to send your name to the moon. Your name will be included in a database contained on a microchip and placed aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
) spacecraft. Submit your name here
. [more inside]
posted by ericb at 5:43 PM PST - 29 comments
Europeans Get Drunk to Have Sex.
The UK has one of the worst reputations for binge drinking and underage sex but there are striking similarities between countries, a study found. A third of 16 to 35-year-old men and 23% of women questioned said they drank to increase their chance of sex. The study - of 1,341 young people in nine countries including the UK - is published in BMC Public Health
. PDF available here
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posted by psmealey at 2:39 PM PST - 130 comments
Introducing Project Pop (Formerly Indonesia's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-suling metal-dangdut-comedy folk sextet).
Their hit "Dangdut is the music of my country
" [youtube link--music starts at 0:58] code-switches between pop metal and dangdut, affectionately mocking the cheesy pop of their parents' generation. Here
is a great play-by-play translation of the details of the video. [more inside]
posted by umbú at 1:55 PM PST - 12 comments
The Kingwood teenager's story of decapitating a corpse and using the head to smoke marijuana was so outlandish that at first Houston Police Department senior police officer Jim Adkins did not believe it.
posted by three blind mice at 3:40 AM PST - 106 comments