quinta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2009

Eu quero! do dia

Uma tigela que parodia aquele leite saltando, presente em 90% das fotos de cereais.

Dica de leitura

Vale tudo - O som e a fúria de Tim Maia, de Nelson Motta.

A vida de Tim Maia é o sonho de qualquer biógrafo, cheia de histórias bizarras, curiosas, engraçadas. Ninguém melhor que Nelson Motta, amigo de Tim e incansável pesquisador, para escrevê-la.


Animal incrível do dia

Macropinna Microstoma, o peixe de águas profundas de cabeça transparente.

quinta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2009



O maior palíndromo do mundo! (224 palavras)

"Dammit I’m Mad"


Demetri Martin

Dammit I’m mad.
Evil is a deed as I live.
God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt.
To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss.
Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help?
Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell.
I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”.
Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp,
In my halo of a mired rum tin.
I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin.
Is evil in a clam? In a trap?
No. It is open. On it I was stuck.
Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web.
Be still if I fill its ebb.
Ew, a spider… eh?
We sleep. Oh no!
Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position.
Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name.
Both, one… my names are in it.
Murder? I’m a fool.
A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash,
A Goddam level I lived at.
On mail let it in. I’m it.
Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet!
A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name.
Name not one bottle minus an ode by me:
“Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog”
Evil is a deed as I live.
Dammit I’m mad.

(palíndromos são aquelas palaras ou frases que, lidas de trás pra frente ou de frente pra trás, são idênticas, ex: A grama é amarga)

quarta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2009

Eu quero! do dia

USAopoly anunciou um presentão para os fãs da série de TV Seinfeld. Uma versão de Monopoly, ou Banco Imobiliário, inspirada na série sobre o nada!

Monopoly: Seinfeld Collector’s Edition faz uma homenagem a um dos shows de maior sucesso da história da TV.

As propriedades são os melhores episódios de Seinfeld como o da briga de Elaine com o “Soup Nazi”, o episódio do Hospital onde um cara se joga em cima do carro de George ou o do Restaurante Chinês.

As peças colecionáveis são feitas de peltre e representam momentos marcantes da série: The Puffy Shirt, The Bro/Manzier, Fusilli Jerry, Marble Rye, Urban Sombrero e o inesquecível livro Coffee Table Book de Kramer.

Eu que sou muito fã de Seinfeld adorei esta nova versão de Banco Imobiliário!

O Seinfeld Monopoly está em pré-venda na BigBadToyStore por US$34 com entrega prevista para abril de 2009.

(fonte: blog de brinquedo)

Quadrinhos do dia

Hmmm, Pizzaburger

Hamburger gigante entre 2 pizzas grandes, ovos, bacon e queijo.

quarta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2009

Primeiro clone de animal extinto na história

Saiu na National Geographic. Pena que morreu logo após nascer.

An extinct animal has been resurrected by cloning for the first time—though the clone died minutes after birth.

Findings revealed January 23 in the journal Theriogenology describe the use of frozen skin in 2003 to clone a bucardo, or Pyrenean ibex, a subspecies of Spanish ibex that went extinct in 2000.

Scientists had cloned endangered species before, but not one that had officially died out.

(Related: "Scientists Clone First Endangered Species: A Wild Sheep" [October 29, 2001].)

Study co-author Jose Folch, of the Center for Agro-Nutrition Research and Technology in Aragon, Spain, said his team plans to try cloning another this ibex this year or next.

"We are not especially disappointed for the death of the cloned newborn," Folch explained in an email, because such deaths in cloning experiments are common.

"We will try to improve the technology in order to increase the efficiency of the cloning process."

But David Wildt, a senior scientist at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., who did not participate in this study, warned that the successful cloning wouldn't be the first step in creating a real-life Jurassic Park.

"The public should not leap to the conclusion that we are on the edge of cloning woolly mammoths or dinosaurs," he said. "Even if such embryos could be constructed, there are no appropriate surrogate mothers for long-dead species."

Success and Setbacks

For 200 years, hunting had thinned the Pyrenean ibex population, and the last living bucardo died in 2000, hit by a falling branch.

Using frozen skin samples taken from this lone specimen in 1999, Folch and his colleagues made clone embryos by inserting the bucardo's DNA into domestic goat eggs emptied of their original genetic material.

The clones were then implanted into other subspecies of Spanish ibex or goat-ibex hybrids.

If the environment in which an embryo develops is not a close match, problems can occur during pregnancy. Of the 208 embryos the researchers implanted, only seven goats became pregnant, and just one bucardo made it to term.

The newborn bucardo died of respiratory failure immediately after birth. Dissection revealed the animal had lung abnormalities, although all its other organs looked normal.

Such abnormalities are common in cloning—while a clone's DNA might be identical to its donors', the act of shuffling DNA from one cell to another can lead to irregularities during development.

A Step Forward

Smithsonian's Wildt called the work a "highly noteworthy scientific accomplishment."

"Offspring was produced from an animal well known to have suffered a recent extinction."

The bucardo story "is fascinating, because resurrection-by-cloning was the only option," Wildt said.

But there are "vastly more effective and logical approaches" at conserving virtually all living wildlife species, he added, including re-establishing wild habitats, captive breeding by natural means, and artificial insemination.

"The strong recovery of the black-footed ferret and giant panda are two excellent examples" of species that have come back from the brink thanks to conservation efforts, Wildt said.

(Related: "Ferrets Slinking Back From Brink of Extinction in U.S." [August 9, 2007].)

Reproductive biologist Bill Holt at the Zoological Society of London, who did not participate in this study, added that generating just one or a few animals via cloning "will not necessarily produce a viable population that would survive into the future."

Even if all resulting offspring were healthy, he said, the fact that they only have a few genetic samples of the bucardo to work with would mean there would be no genetic diversity in the population, as in inbred groups.

"They would be very susceptible to disease or even climatic change and may not be able to survive for very long."


segunda-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2009

Eu quero! do dia

Hmmm, negresco!

Fotos tiradas por meu cel (parte 25)


Fotos tiradas por meu cel (parte 24)

Vi isso numa lancheria e tive que provar. Me surpreendi: queijo combina com chocolate.

Fotos tiradas por meu cel (parte 23)

O menor circo do mundo.

Fotos tiradas por meu cel (parte 22)

Um dono de livraria que não conhece concordância numeral.

Fotos tiradas por meu cel (parte 21)

O ursinho de pelúcia (que devia se chamar cachorrinho de pelúcia) imitando meu cachorro