Scientists recently stunned us by saying neanderthals were capable of sophisticated speech. I predicted a huge image boost for this much-maligned group, and now it’s starting. German officials have called a plan by President Bush “neanderthal,” but it’s not clear if that was 100 percent complimentary.
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Ever want to feel what it’s like to be really old? No, me neither. Well, the Nissan folks have an “aging suit” to simulate bad balance, stiff joints, weak sight and extra weight, so their car testers can experience problems faced by older people. I’m not making this up.
It turns out a “take-your-guns-to-work” law was just passed by the Florida senate, letting workers keep guns in their cars for self-protection, so road rage doesn’t need to be just an empty outburst, and then lock those guns in their cars while they go into work.
“Put down your lance, Vance!”
This just looks too good to be true. Photos of presidential security giving the full metal detector treatment to knights wearing enough scrap iron to build a Hummer? Is there a fear of yet another deadly broadsword attack, like we’ve seen so many times recently?
Maybe he’s not quite the unluckiest guy alive, but he’ll do until Mr. Unlucky comes along. A shepherd in Russia is suing his country’s space agency after a 10-foot-long chunk of metal from a rocket fell into his yard, just missing his outdoor toilet.
About 400 people were trapped for more than an hour yesterday by a “mechanical fault” on that huge Ferris wheel, The London Eye. Our story says staffers were in touch with the victims, who were stuck as high as 450 feet in the air, via intercoms.