September 18th, 2007

Nuremberg Enigma

Kaspar Hauser

Known popularly as the ‘Nuremberg Enigma’, Kaspar Hauser stepped into history on
26 May 1828

An incoherent boy of approximately sixteen years of age, he was found staggering about in Unschlitt Square in Nuremberg. Wearing expensive but tatty clothing, he had an envelope addressed to: ‘The Captain of the 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment.’Local cobbler George Weichmann took him to the local army guardroom, and from there a sergeant took him to the home of the captain to whom the letters was addressed - one Captain Wessenig.


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Quote of the Day

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. 

- Madonna -

Genetic Barcodes

Genetic ‘Barcodes’ Used to Identify Species

Federal agencies are starting to tap into an ambitious project that is gathering DNA "barcodes" for Earth's 1.8 million known species — a project that could help shoppers avoid mislabeled toxic pufferfish and show pilots how to steer clear of birds. 

A consortium of scientists from almost 50 nations is overseeing the building of a global database made from tiny pieces of genetic material. Called DNA barcoding, the process takes a scientist only a few hours in a lab and about $2 to identify a species from a tissue sample or other piece of genetic material.

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Joke of the Day

Q: What is the difference between a golf ball and a g-spot?

Men will spend two hours searching for a golf ball.

Image of the Day

Built for 21 thousand dollars on Mt. Lee, it was created to promote house sales by a land developer. It was only meant to last 18 months, but was still standing in 1949. The city began to demolish it at this point, but the public spoke up for it's preservation. We all know that the LAND portion no longer exists. The letters are 50 feet high. 

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)