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November 02, 2001

Do you have a surplus baby?
Corpus Christi Caller-Times | Submitted by: Scarecrow
Got an extra baby that you don't need/want? The answer in Texas is legal abandonment -- leave your baby at one of a number of approved abandonment points, and authorities can fucking deal with it. You don't even need to identify yourself. Other states, take notice or be left behind.

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White Powder Donuts Banned
Ann Arbor News | Submitted by: Soylent
How far will silly local government agencies go, thinking that they are somehow protecting the public? Are powdered cleansers next? "Powdered-sugar doughnuts will be banned from Livingston County government buildings as part of the county's response to bioterrorism."

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Techno kills
This Is London | Submitted by: ska187
Scientists at Cambridge administered mice drugs and subjected them to incredibly loud techno music. Too much of a good thing is certainly a bad thing, and as expected, the mice died. This seems to prove that you can kill mice with meth and techno, but little else.

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Infected Powerpuff Girls DVD
BBC | Submitted by: null
An infection of the Funlove virus is on Powerpuff Girls "Meet the Beat Alls" DVD's. This is believed to be the first time that a computer virus has been spread via DVD format. Luckily it will only infect you if you install the extra programs distributed on the DVD on a PC, it will not harm your DVD player.

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Presidential Gag Order
Chicago Tribuine | Submitted by: Soylent
There really isn't any reason for this, it is certainly not anything that will help "fight terrorism" -- clearly Bush is using the current emergency as an excuse to keep his papers more private: "President Bush signed an executive order Thursday giving him unprecedented power to keep presidential papers secret, even those that would have been released after the 12-year wait now required by law."

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Student suspended for Vagina costume
Ann Arbor News | Submitted by: MM
"It's anatomically correct," Silbereis said, lifting up the cape to reveal a T-shirt bearing a rendering of a fetus. Silbereis said he feels bad if he offended anyone but wonders why his costume did so. "It's just another body part," he said. "They teach us about it in school."

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Tourette's Rate Fucking High
Uniscience | Submitted by: Soylent
"One out of four students in special-education classes has a tic-related disorder like Tourette syndrome, and the rate of Tourette's among students in the general population is 50 to 75 times higher than has been traditionally thought by doctors."

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Anthrax strain was developed by U.S. military
Agence France Presse | Submitted by: Soylent
Reports that the anthrax was "weapons grade" are probably correct -- the anthrax that has been reported was developed by the U.S. military and then sold to various laboratories worldwide. So, it will probably be quite difficult to pin the "leak" source down based on the strain alone.

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