Archive for April, 2006

A penny is just a penny except when it isn’t

Permalink | April 28th, 2006


Next time you receive a penny as change, take a closer look, that penny you’re holding just might be worth $1,000.

To help introduce more people to “the magic of coin collecting,” Scott A. Travers, a 44-year-old former vice president of the American Numismatic Association and author of The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual, decided to mark National Coin Week in mid-April 2006 by deliberately spending three valuable old pennies as he made routine purchases around Manhattan. “I’m planting a seed, and I hope that a new generation of people will come to appreciate the history that coins represent,” he said.

The three coins Scott Travers planned to spend were all relatively low-mintage U.S. one-cent pieces nearly one hundred years old: a 1908-S Indian Head cent, and 1909-S VDB and 1914-D Lincoln cents. (In the conditions released by Travers, these coins are worth roughly $200, $1,000, and $300, respectively.) Mr. Travers said he put the 1914-D Lincoln cent into circulation on 12 April 2006 when he purchased a pretzel from a food stand in Times Square, and that he planned to spend the other two coins within the next several days.

Of course, chances are we’ll never hear from/about those coins again…

[via Snopes]

Mischa Barton eats lunch, gives us dessert

Permalink | April 28th, 2006

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Mischa Barton, star of The OC, was recently spotted eating lunch at La Conversation; and decided to offer a little dessert (NSFW) on the side for the rest of us…

Katharine McPhee’s yellow dress

Permalink | April 28th, 2006

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Idol fan or not, the interwebnet is buzzing about Katharine McPhee’s little yellow dress that she wore during her performance of I Have Nothing. Hmmm, could it be the massive amount of cleavage she decided to unleash on the masses? Or perhaps her minor wardrobe malfunction. Whatever the case, here are the pics for the interested.

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Keira Knightley is the sexiest woman

Permalink | April 28th, 2006

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Keira Knightley has been voted the Sexiest Woman in the World by over 2 million FHM readers.

The 21-year-old beauty - who shot to fame in British film ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ - topped the annual poll, conducted by Britain’s FHM magazine

She pushed last year’s winner Kelly Brook, 26, into fifth place and narrowly beat actress Scarlett Johansson, who came third.

FHM Editor, Ross Brown, said: “Keira Knightley truly deserves to be the winner of our 2006 poll and she’s an English Rose like no other.”

2 millions Brits can’t be wrong … Rounding out the Top 10:

1. Keira Knightley
2. Keeley Hazell
3. Scarlett Johansson
4. Angelina Jolie
5. Kelly Brook
6. Cheryl Tweedy
7. Beyonce Knowles
8. Evangeline Lilly
9. Jessica Alba
10. Jessica Simpson

[via FemaleFirst]

The top ten strip clubs in the world

Permalink | April 28th, 2006

Strip Club

A list posted by Johnny Wadd, a former strip club DJ/MC who used to love his blow, booze & babes (NSFW).

#10 Brandi’s, Vancouver, Canada
#9 Colibri, Hamburg, Germany
#8 Chez Pare, Montreal, Canada
#7 Dolls, Moscow, Russia
#6 Goldfingers, Melbourne, Australia
#5 Scores, New York, New York
#4 Blue Rose, Ibiza, Spain
#3 Crazy Horse, Paris, France
#2 Seventh Heaven, Tokyo, Japan
#1 Crazy Horse Too, Las Vegas, Nevada

If you want to also read the commentary for each of the clubs listed, head on over to the full review at Beyond the Neon (NSFW).

What if Egon Schiele painted Nicole Richie

Permalink | April 28th, 2006

Nicole Richie by galleryoftheabsurd

Austrian Expressionist painter Egon Schiele is best known for his haunting paintings of solitary figures. His models often looked bored, uncomfortable, somewhat hollow-eyed and tended to be bony thin. I think if he were around today, he would chose Nicole Richie as one of his subjects. Medium: Charcoal, pastel and acrylic on paper stained with chai tea.

by Gallery of the Absurd

Training wheels are for kids

Permalink | April 28th, 2006


Four Dartmouth students are hoping their new invention will cause training wheels to go the way of the dinosaurs. Developed as a classroom engineering project, the GyroBike uses a gyroscope attached to the front wheel to help kids keep their balance.

When a child begins to go off-balance and fall over, the gyroscope corrects the path of the bike and props it back up. As a result, kids don’t need training wheels to learn how to ride.

“It actually makes it easier to learn to ride a bike because this is actually how people ride and recover from falling,” said Errik Anderson, a venture capital consultant who is helping the company.

The product will sell for around $39. GyroBike says it is also talking to the six largest manufacturers of kids’ bikes.

Training wheels, according to Anderson, are unnatural. They prevent a bike from falling over, but don’t teach kids about balance.

By contrast, the GyroBike wheel relies on natural physical forces. When a child leans to one side, the rotating flywheel causes the front wheel of the bike to turn into the direction of the fall. Ultimately, this corrects the imbalance by pushing the bike under the mass of the rider and causes the bike to recover.

Visit: GyroBike

[via C|NET News]

Help win this bet

Permalink | April 28th, 2006

Help win this bet

So, here’s the story… I said to my girlfriend that any stupid website could get tons of hits, simply because people are bored all the time. She said that I was an idiot and couldn’t make a website that could get tons of hits if I wanted to. After a long argument (mostly centered around the fact that she called me an idiot) we made a bet:

If I could not make a website to get 2,000,000 hits, I would agree that I was an idiot; however, if I could make a website to get 2,000,000 hits, she would have a menage a trois (that’s a threesome to you non french-speakers) with me and another girl. I thought she was kidding at the time, but then she said she was so sure of herself, that she would even put it in writing. This of course is an ultra-binding contract.

Update: With the counter reading well over 4 million hits, it looks like he’ll get his wish … maybe.


Hollywood celebrates hotness

Permalink | April 27th, 2006

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Stacy Keibler, Maria Sharapova, and Paris and Nicky Hilton arriving at the Hot Hollywood Awards.

Jessica Alba has a wardrobe malfunction

Permalink | April 27th, 2006

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Jessica Alba’s dress knows what every guy wants…

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