Archive for category: I Kid You Not

Illegal prime – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

April 15, 2006 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you think that our intellectual property laws make a whole lot of sense, try keeping a straight face as you read this. Illegal prime – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An illegal prime is a prime number which contains information forbidden by law to possess or distribute. Technorati Tags: Intellectual Property, Mathematics, Prime Numbers

James Bond can’t drive a stick…

February 24, 2006 | I Kid You Not, Movies | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, a total fluff link.  How lame is it that actor Daniel Craig, poised to replace Pierce Brosnan as the latest James Bond, can’t drive a stick?   It’s bad enough that he wears a life jacket while in a boat. I’m not expecting good things.

Alcohol Breath Test Pen

February 18, 2006 | I Kid You Not, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

The Only Pen a Drunk Could Ask For – Gizmodo So you’re at your favorite sports bar watching the big game with your friends. Before heading out and driving home, perhaps it’d be a good idea to make sure you’re not legally intoxicated. At this point, it’s just a matter of whipping out the Alcohol […]

Gutenberg Gem: The Evolution of Man Scientifically Disproved by William A. Williams

February 17, 2006 | Gutenberg Gems, I Kid You Not, Sign of the Apocalypse, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, “gem” is perhaps not the right term. Perhaps I should start a new category: Gutenberg Coal. I’ve been interested in (and have from time to time posted here about) the seemingly never ending conflict between science and creationism. I found this book to be an interesting glimpse 80 years into the past, to see […]

If this is your colon, where is the semicolon?

February 16, 2006 | Arts and Crafts, I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

This is just a strange project that I can’t help but pass along: Knit Your Own Digestive System Technorati Tags: Knitting, Crafts, Bizarre Bazaar

Criminal Mastermind

February 9, 2006 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Honestly, with criminals this smart, how hard can a cop’s job be? Lori Menzel of the town of Kewaskum said the burglar left his Yahoo account open after checking his personal e-mail on the computer at her home.“He never logged out,” she said, adding: “He made himself at home here. He spent some time in […]

LEGO Technic Difference Engine

February 7, 2006 | I Kid You Not, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Need I really say more? An implementation of Babbages Difference Engine, capable of evaluating 2nd and 3rd order polynomials with two or three digits of precision. Needs some video demonstrating it in operation, but wow. Bonus links: Wikipedia entry on the Difference Engine Difference Engine in Meccano A nice description of the Difference Engine, with […]

Cat Helmet, or how bored do you have to be to come up with this stuff….

January 23, 2006 | General, I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Honestly, just click the link. I hope sometime to have the necessary creativity and freetime to come up with this kind of project to while away the hours of my life. Sketchblog » Blog Archive » Illustration Friday: Cats Technorati Tags: Cat, Cute

Warning! Do not proceed if you are a complete idiot!

January 23, 2006 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

This is a few years old, but still… Because I had completely sealed the PC case the only opening near top was the DVD drive. So I opened that and put the small hose I had purchased specially for the job into the DVD drive as far as it would go. With what I can […]

Currency goes Bananas!

January 6, 2006 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Check this out! Collectors go ga-ga over any bill which has a printing mistake, and this one is a doozy: a Del Monte banana sticker got stuck on a $20 during printing, before it was stamped with the seal and the serial number. Crazy, crazy. They estimate it will be worth $20,000, but I have […]

Cat Calls 911 to Help Owner, Police Say

January 2, 2006 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

I don’t know if I buy this story, but it’s pretty cool if it is true, a cat hit the speed dial for 911 when his pet fell out of his wheelchair. Another reason that I like cats more than I like most people. 🙂

Dad sells son’s XBOX 360 Xmas Present for 100 Bucks.

December 22, 2005 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Didn’t we see this story last year, and the year before, and probably the year before that? I mean it was a Nintendo DS, or a PS/2 last year. It probably goes all the way back to the stone age, where the new ovoid wheels were all the rage, and Grog sold his son Unk’s […]

Cuff him! He might get angry!

December 9, 2005 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

In today’s installment of “I Kid You Not”, 42 year old Donald Pirone was cuffed and cited when he handed a fellow passenger who was having difficulty with a subway token one of his, and the person responded by handing him the $1.75 that a token costs. The most telling part of the story? As […]

WorldNetDaily: California homicides dwarf Iraq deaths

December 3, 2005 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sigh. Idiocy. WorldNetDaily reports that recently released crime statistics show the homicide rate in California is 265 percent higher than the death rate suffered by U.S. and British military personnel in Iraq. No, they don’t. There are probably between 200,000 and 225,000 troops deployed in Iraq. There are 36 million people in California. In 2004, […]

Strangely named products…

November 16, 2005 | I Kid You Not, Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Josh over at was off at the Portable Media Expo, and posted his photos on Flickr. Does anyone else’s mind go straight to the gutter in reading about this device? If not, try saying it aloud in your company lunchroom.