April 18, 2007

Lost bee epidemic

Filed under: environment, Uncategorized — girlyswot @ 1:20 pm

There’s another theory about why there’s a bee apocalypse that’s spread from the US to Europe and now Britain. Apparently radiation from mobile phones are interfering with bees ability to find their way back to their hives. They get lost and die alone.

Sounds like modern life.


odd book title prize

Filed under: quirky — girlyswot @ 1:04 pm

The Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year has been announced. This year it’s: The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification – Julian Montague

Here’s a list of past winners:

2005 – People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It – Gary Leon Hill
2004 – Bombproof Your Horse – Rick Pelicano and Lauren Tjaden
2003 – The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories – Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan
2002 – Living with Crazy Buttocks – Kaz Cooke
2001 – Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service – Gerard Forlin
2000 – High Performance Stiffened Structures – IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
1999 – Weeds in a Changing World – British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 64
1998 – Developments in Dairy Cow Breeding: New Opportunities to Widen the Use of Straw
1997 – The Joy of Sex, the Pocket Edition – Mitchell Beazley
1996 – Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers – Edited by Derek Willan
1995 – Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes – Douglas Davies and Alastair Shaw
1994 – Highlights in the History of Concrete – Slough: Cement and Concrete Association
1993 – American Bottom Archaeology – Charles J. Bareis and James W. Porter
1992 – How to Avoid Huge Ships – John W. Trimmer
1991 – No Award
1990 – Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual – Pat Califia
1989 – How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art – Kathleen Meyer
1988 – Versailles: The View From Sweden – Elaine Dee and Guy Walton
1987 – No Award
1986 – Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality – Glenn C. Ellenbogen
1985 – Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts
1984 – The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today – Anne Wilson
1983 – The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling – A. I. Tselikov, G. S. Nikitin and S. E. Rokotyan
1982 – Population and Other Problems: Family Planning, Housing 1,000 million, Labour Employment
1981 – Last Chance at Love – Terminal Romances
1980 – The Joy of Chickens – Dennis Nolan
1979 – The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution – Barbara Sherman Heyl

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