December 31st, 2005


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Haile, the interactive robot drummer. It's not a mere mimic, but a jam partner.

And a bunny has a brief fling with a balloon..

Are lop-eared rabbits a result of selective breeding, or originally from the wild? And has anyone attempted to measure what effect lapine ears have upon hearing sensitivity?

Jools' Annual Hootenanny looks like it'll be good background for seeing in the New Year, with guests including Goldfrapp and Marc Almond. ^_^

Penguin sweaters.

Got the champagne ready for tonight - a new one to me, too: Moët et Chandon Vintage 1998. Research on which made note of "Moët's 28 kilometers of cellars, which - unlike the houses in Reims - had no ancient Roman excavations to take over but had to be dug out by the winery's own workers over a 150-year period during the 18th and 19th centuries."

Via bosn:

And in parting, as noted by plushlover, New Scientist advises males masturbate as often as they can in order to avoid prostate cancer later in life. (Does make for an interesting trio of tags, doesn't it?)