Oh what could this be?

Apple posted an announcement on their homepage yesterday that today will be a day you will never forget from  iTunes…. Let’s see.

Bush Crickets Have the Biggest Balls

To quote one scientist from the article, “These really are quite phenomenal testes.”  Indeed.

“customers cannot purchase a sex toy unless they fill out a medical questionnaire describing the health-related reasons for their purchase.”

Alabama is stuck in the dark ages.  Oh, there’s also this story on Pleasures, the nation’s first sex toy drive-thru.

via, gawker

Best Art-Related Move of 2010

Scott Campbell sets fire to all of the work from his newly sold-out show at Vice’s Gallery in Mexico City after communication problems with the gallery’s owner. Peep the email to Olivier Zahm above.

via, wicked wink / purple

Elephants on a Tightrope

Safari World in Thailand apparently also has a kickboxing orangutan.

Watch a video of the elephants in action here

KC Ortiz: Inside Burma

Big ups to our friend KC on this great piece of photojournalism over at the Global Post

Modern art was a CIA ‘weapon’

From a 1995 article in The Independent:

“For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art – including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko – as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince – except that it acted secretly – the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.”

Read it all here

(Thanks Kiji!)

Jesus, They Really are Terrible

Channel 10 News in San Diego.

Forget about Prop. 19 and Pot for one second

Think about railways if you’re voting today

The Real-life Swiss Family Robinson Tree has been located on Tobago

For those who like arboreal things, it’s a Samaan tree. The swimming hole has been documented too.  Awesome.

All the info here

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Technics, Rest in Peace

Panasonic announced that it will no longer be making its cult classic turntable, Technics.

more at Gizmodo

Craze

Video footage from that Hostage situation/crisis in Manila back in August.

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