June 22nd, 2006


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world's funniest joke

Wiseman, a professor at the University of Hertfordshire, got 300,000 people from around the world to vote online for the funniest yarn, and the winning joke has been traced to comedian Spike Milligan All right, kids, here it is:

Two hunters are out in the woods in New Jersey when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps 'My friend is dead! What can I do?' The operator says: 'Calm down, I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.' There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says 'OK, now what?'

А вот это уже не шутки, а чистая правда:

1. Когда молодой человек, вследствие диабетического припадка, упал без сознания на пол кухни, собака нашла его мобильник и, барабаня лапами по кнопкам, позвонила по номеру 911. - http://www.membrana.ru/lenta/?6046

(помню еще аналогичную новость про кота , что куда более удивительно, имхо)

2. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—The increasing ease of becoming a millionaire became clear Tuesday, with the announcement that the ranks of world millionaires had swelled to 8.7 million last year—half a million more than the population of New York City.



В открытом доступе книга основателя известного журнала Wired magazine .


Kevin Kelly, "Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Economic and Social Systems"

Out of Control is a summary of what we know about self-sustaining systems, both living ones such as a tropical wetland, or an artificial one, such as a computer simulation of our planet.