19th Century Vampire Slaying Kit

Dr. Fong Says:
This thing looks pretty lame to me. Look at that cheap little mallet. I wish it came with a huge crucifix knife like the street preacher had in Johnny Mnemonic.

"The box weights 20.1 lbs., length 16.8 inches, width 17 inches, height 7.9 inches;made of linden tree with maroon velvet inside, six compartments. The items enclosed in the box are as followed: one wooden hammer (6.5 inches long), four stakes 6 inches-each) --- the wooden hammer has applied a small holy cross, same as the stakes; the lower side containing: prayer book, crucifix, knife and eight bottles with Pamant (holy soil), Agheazma (holy water), Mir (anointing oil), Tamaie (holy incense), Usturoi (garlic), red serum, blue serum and secret potion. We believe a romanian monk from Transylvania has created this box during the period of 1870-1890."

"The old Prayer Book is old romanian language (chirilica), 19th century-hard covers. There is a mith saying whoever is able to read from this Book, he will be able to win the fight with the dark forces, demons, vampires and other demonic creatures."

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700 Hobo Names Read Aloud by John Hodgeman

Dr. Fong Says:
If it wasn't for the extinction of the common hobo we would not has seen the rise of the bum in the late pleistocene.

"A hobo is a homeless traveling worker in the United States. Hobos were most prevalent during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is particularly associated with the railroads, as hobos have the reputation for freighthopping – hitching free rides from place to place in the baggage cars of trains."

700 Hobo names read aloud to accoustic guitar accompaniment (Mp3)

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Giant Centipede Eating A Mouse (not for the faint of heart)

Dr. Fong Says:
That is horrifying!

"Centipedes (Class Chilopoda) are fast-moving venomous, predatory terrestrial arthropods that have long bodies and many jointed legs. Chiefly nocturnal, centipedes are found primarily in tropical climates. Like the closely-related millipedes, they are highly segmented (15 to 173 segments), but with one pair of walking legs per segment. Centipedes are dorso-ventrally flattened, and are among the fastest and most agile of arthropod predators."

Controversial New Christian Faction Believes Jesus Was Nailed To Two Parallel Pieces Of Wood

Dr. Fong Says:
The Onion is one of my favorite sources for funny news. This one really cracked me up even though I can't afford the paper and have to get by with just their website.

"The image of the crucifixion, one of the most powerful emblems of Christianity, may be quite erroneous, according to a study which says there is no evidence to prove Jesus was crucified in this manner."
"Around the world, in churches, on the walls of Christian homes, on crucifixes worn as pendants, in innumerable books, paintings and movies, Jesus Christ is seen nailed to the cross by his hands and feet, with his head upwards and arms outstretched."

"But a paper published by Britain's prestigious Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) says this image has never been substantiated in fact. Christ could have been crucified in any one of many ways, all of which would have affected the causes of his death, it says."

Link to the Onion

Sushi - The Japanese Tradition

Dr. Fong Says:
I would love to see the rest of the movies in this series. Very funny and entertaining!

"Learn all of the details of the Japanese tradition of sushi! Follow these rules and you will suddenly "turn Japanese," as the song goes."

"It is very funny, because some of the things are true ... but most is just over the top"

Public Art - Mario question blocks

Dr. Fong Says:
Hide them in trees and hang them from power lines. Most people put prizes inside like tiny mushrooms or small coins.

"These are the question blocks that my friend did at the end of May, 2005. He thought that his town of Windsor, Ontario would look a lot cooler if there were question blocks, circa Super Mario Brother 1, around town."

"I'm putting this up this site so you can make your own question blocks and put them up around your town too!"

Make your own mario question blocks