Mr. Bean: President of Europe
European hacktivists replaced a photo of Spanish PM Jose Luis Zapatero with an image of Mr. Bean on the EU presidency's official Web site. The hack came during Spain's launch of the site, meant to reassure EU members that the rotating presidency is in good hands with Zapatero.
Missouri School District Bans T-Shirts That Acknowledge Evolution
In "Hey! The 1910's are back!" news, a Missouri school district banned a t-shirt featuring an image of a monkey holding a brass instrument and progressing through various stages of evolution until becoming a human. “I was disappointed with the image on the shirt,” said Sherry Melby, a band parent. “I don’t think evolution should be associated with our school." You stay classy, Missouri.
Artificial Life Within Months?
Artificial life will be made-to-order within four months, according to U.S genome expert Craig Venter. The scientist, named as one of the most influential people in the world, said the first 'synthetic species' could be created this year. Maybe now I can finally get my hands on a real-life popple.
A Diet Craze I Can Get Behind?
The NHS in Britain has sparked a controversy of sorts with a new campaign, promoting an orgasm a day: "Alongside the slogan "an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away", it says: "Health promotion experts advocate five portions of fruit and veg a day and 30 minutes' physical activity three times a week. What about sex or masturbation twice a week?""
David Carradine: Killed By Ninjas?
According to a suggestion by attorney Mark Geragos, David Carradine didn't die whilst masturbating – he was killed by an ancient sect of Kung-Fu assassins he was secretly trying to infiltrate. You have to love a mysterious death where the two most likely explanations are autoerotic asphyxiation or ninjas.
Important Lake Monster News!
A cell-phone video of a “creature” that appears to be swimming in Lake Champlain near Oakledge Park in Burlington last weekend is sparking renewed discussion about “Champ,” the lake’s legendary monster. There is no conceivable way this is a hoax like those frozen bigfoot guys from last summer.