Spa billboard (right) called racy and all wrong. (Chicago Tribune link requires free registration: Consumerist link doesn’t.)

How I got out of writing an essay on H.G. Well’s The Time Machine. “A humanities course should not be required for my B.Sc degree in Physics.” (Wells’ name and missing period after abbreviation as in original document.)

Origin of deja vu pinpointed.

Britons lose an amazing 885,000 mobile phone handsets each year – by accidentally dropping them into the toilet and flushing them away.

Audio compression is evil. (video)

HP: Digital cameras for fat people. (Remember Friends? Monica excuses her prom-era weight with “Well, you know, the camera adds ten pounds,” and Chandler responds “How many did you have on you?”)

Winnie Cooper is my hero. (Main page.)

A young clerk with no knowledge of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown allowed a tribute to victims slip into the classified ads page of a newspaper in southwest China.

With Powerpoint comes great responsibility. (video)

A physics teacher begs for his subject back. “I am a physics teacher. Or, at least I used to be. My subject is still called physics. My pupils will sit an exam and earn a GCSE in physics, but that exam doesn’t cover anything I recognize as physics.”

Origin of deja vu pinpointed.

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