Sept. 13, 2002

Crash Bonsai
Who knew that bonsai trees with model cars crashed into them could be so artistic? According to the site, "each model is unique, and individually disassembled, cut, melted, filed, smashed, then reassembled to replicate a real fender bender." But don't worry about the accidents. "No passengers have been injured in CrashBonsai accidents, although some drivers have reported a brief, even euphoric loss of consciousness."

Idiom Site
Ever wonder where the phrase "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" came from? By counting the teeth you can tell the age of a horse. Checking whether a present of a horse was old would be considered impolite. Discover the origins of other idioms from this handy site. And yes, "There's more than one way to skin a cat" is exactly what you think it is.

Juan Albuerne's Movie Stars
Usually people who love celebrities make fan sites, zines or even shrines to show their admiration. But Juan makes uncanny dolls instead. Take a look at his dolls of such movie icons as Raquel Welch, Audrey Hepburn, Liz Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, James Dean, Cher, Bette Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and many others.

Nerd Watch Museum
During the '80s, the best way to spot a nerd in school was by his watch. Could you play games on it? Do your Calculus homework? Cheat at pop quizzes? Check out this tribute to pocket calculators. Long live LCD!

Speed Stacking
Sick of playing the same old sports? Have a lot of plastic cups lying around the house? Perhaps you should train to be a champion speed stacker like these people. I know it sounds odd, but these people sure can stack cups. It's mesmerizing to watch it in action. Be sure to view the video clips.

The Klingon Language Institute
I had a feeling studying French was a big waste of time! Now you can have the chance to learn a language really worth knowing - Klingon! With this handy site, you'll be saying "nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e' " (Where's the bathroom?) in no time flat!

Welcome to the Web directory geared specifically to H.P. Lovecraft fanatics! Search the Lovecraft library or randomly type in words like "evil," "monster," "demon" and "Necronomicon" and see what pops up.

Murphy's Laws
Some people call Murphy's Laws realistic while others consider them to be nothing but pessimistic jargon. Either way, now you can read all these humorous laws in one spot. Broken down in such law categories as love, computer, teaching, sewing, war, photography, nurses, cars - you name it.

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