December 16, 2004

He's a movie star, only drives rented cars

* What happens when you get a spider stoned? Scientists have found that speed and caffine make it more difficult for a spider to spin a 'normal' web (see pictures at the link). [via lastonespeaks]

* Shut Up Already has posted 20 Amazing Facts about Voting in the United States. If you haven't seen the email, click the link. Who knew that 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S and that the vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers?

* Iceland approves a residency permit for former chess champion Bobby Fischer, who is who is being detained by Japanese immigration authorities on charges of violating international sanctions against Yugoslavia. Fischer is wanted in the United States.


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