Tuesday, April 25, 2006

We've been busy putting together a new episode of Meet Cleaver Theatre which is information-heavy, so I've been compiling all sorts of trivia. One bit is about Laika, the first dog in space, and it turns out there were many other (luckier) cute canine cosmonauts. (Some of you will also remember Bunny's minor freakout on our flight to the Internet Librarian conference, where he was convinced that the airline attendant's name was Laika and it was a bad omen.)

More animal fun: did you know that there was almost a Paleozoic Park in Central Park? (And wouldn't it have been cool?)

In quirky consumer goods news, there are some truly awesome cufflink options out there these days. (The "thermometer" section is especially interesting.) And for those of us who remember 5 1/4" floppy disks, Acorn Studios sells notebooks with the disks as covers. There are also circuitboard mousepads, and more!

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