Wacky Web Week

Virtual attractiveness is more than meets the eye

Quick! Look through these photographs of healthy young men and women
and choose the one you find the most attractive.

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The Eater of Meaning can make your Web site 100% funnier

Now here’s a Web service that proves the adage, “Content is King!”
The Eater of Meaning works on practically any Web site, and the results
are almost certain to be an improvement.

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New ruler of liberated nation will be determined by Fox TV reality show

There isn’t much funny about Iraq right now, but humor rag The Onion
found an angle reporting that the country’s new leader would
be chosen audience members of a new Fox series,
“Appointed America.”

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The mysteries of the USB coffee warmer are revealed

In my last issue, I wrote that I’d found an ad on a
Japanese

site for a
coffee-cup warmer (pictured at left) that plugs into your
USB port. Because
I can’t read Japanese, I couldn’t say how much the device
cost or whether it
was available in any countries outside Japan. But it
seemed like a very funny
idea.

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Now keep coffee warm with your unused USB port

Most laptop and desktop PCs today include one or more
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports. But you may not have enough USB
devices to keep all those ports occupied. Fortunately, someone’s come
to the rescue with a coffee cup that plugs into any spare
USB port to keep your beverages steaming. The site where this is
advertised is all in Japanese – which I can’t read – so I can’t
tell you how much the USB Cup costs or even if you can order one
yet. But thanks to a graph on the site, I can state
that the plug-in cup (works with Windows or Macs!) will keep your
java hotter than an ordinary cup a toasty 18 degrees F. (10 C.)
Is technology great, or what?

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You thought privacy was bad – now the Web can read your mind

A simple layout masks a devilishly psychic power at The Flash Mind Reader
page.
You’re presented with a list of every two-digit number, from 00 to 99, and
a
set of corresponding symbols that represent each number. You choose a
two-digit
number, add the digits together, then subtract the result from your
original
number and concentrate – concentrate! – on the appropriate symbol.

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