Friday, May 26, 2006

Which 80's Nintendo character turned you on the most?

You are most attracted to Link

You like the brave and heroic kind and who doesn't? You would switch places with Zelda anyday.

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What sexual activity will you go to jail for?

Aeryn will go to jail for ...
Setting your partners underwear on fire
Who really needs underwear anyway?????? And I do like fire...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Rare Mirage Lasts for 4 Hours off East China Shore

Rare Mirage Lasts for 4 Hours off East China Shore

Thousands of tourists and local residents witnessed a mirage of high clarity lasting for four hours off the shore of Penglai City in east China's Shandong Province on Sunday.
Mists rising on the shore created an image of a city, with modern high-rise buildings, broad city streets and bustling cars as well as crowds of people all clearly visible.
The city of Penglai had been soaked by two days of rain before the rare weather phenomenon occurred.
The mirage took place during the week-long Labor Day holiday. The small city received over 30,000 tourists on Sunday.
Experts said that many mirages have been recorded in Penglai, on the tip of Shandong Peninsula, throughout history, which made it known as a dwelling place of the gods.
They explained that a mirage is formed when moisture in the air becomes warmer than the temperature of sea water, which refracts rays of sunlight to create reflections of the landscape in the sky

This is amazing! I had always thought that mirages were more of an individual, neurological phenomena caused by delirium from lack of water, ect. Here is the How Stuff Works article on mirages. It's very basic, but will give you a good basic understanding of mirages. It has some good links at the end also, with more indepth explinations.
I do wonder though, was the mirage of
Penglai City, or some other city?

eBay rules that New Zealand not for sale

eBay rules that New Zealand not for sale

SYDNEY, Australia -- New Zealand is not for sale, despite somebody in neighboring Australia trying to offload the nation of 4 million to the highest online bidder. With a starting offer of just one cent, brisk bidding for the prime chunk of South Pacific real estate quickly boosted the price to 3,000 Australian dollars (US$2,330) before eBay pulled the plug on the auction this week. "Clearly New Zealand is not for sale," eBay Australia spokesman Daniel Feiler told the New Zealand Press Association, adding that 22 bids had been made before the company acted. "It is mostly household items we have for sale, but there are the occasional quirky items put up," he added. "We have a look at them and if they are OK we leave them, but if it is something that can't be sold, we take them off." The trader has not been named, but apparently was unimpressed with the country he was trying to sell. The rivalry between the two countries is intense and in his advertisement the man said New Zealand had "very ordinary weather." (AP)

Damn, I was so exited at the thought of finally having my very own island.