These are the links that were the first headline on cliffdweller.com during the month of May 2006.
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- May 1, 2006: Happy 75th Birthday to the Empire State Building!
Born in the Great Depression, it has weathered economic hardship, world war, labor strikes, murder, giant apes, terrorist fears, and even a plane crash.
- May 3, 2006: Improv Everywhere: IE Mission to Best Buy.
I love the internet! How else would you get 80 volunteers to pretend they work at Best Buy? Read this fascinating account of the terror it causes when lots of people are helpful at once.
- May 5, 2006: CNN: Giant rock growing in Mount St. Helens' crater.
If the skies are clear as forecast, volcano watchers who turn out for the reopening of the Johnston Ridge Observatory on Friday will get a spectacular view of a hulking slab of rock that's rapidly growing in Mount St. Helens' crater.
- May 13, 2006: Cool concept for a watch.
Imagine a piece of tape that keeps time. You could stick it anywhere.
- May 14, 2006: Color changing tiles for the shower…
The uses of MOVING COLOR™ glass tiles are limited only by the designer who considers them. This showcase demonstrates a few recent applications of our product. All installations are standard, using typical tools and materials that are used in tile installation. Please check back to see additions to our showcase as projects are completed.
- May 16, 2006: From CNN: Synthetic marijuana drug coming to chemo patients.
Seventeen years after it was withdrawn from U.S. markets, a synthetic version of the active ingredient in marijuana is going back on sale as a prescription treatment for the vomiting and nausea that often accompany chemotherapy, the drug's manufacturer said Tuesday.
- May 17, 2006: Now this is cool – Touchscreen Computer Display Floats in Mid-Air.
it's a rear screen projector that broadcasts onto thin air. and it's a touch screen!
- May 18, 2006: New Red army: Stalin's monster crabs
"There is no reason why Norway should accept an alien species introduced by the Russians with unknown and potentially enormous impacts," said Andreas Tveteraas of the WWF environmental group.
- May 20, 2006: Finnish monsters rock Eurovision.
A far cry from 1974's Swedish winners…
- May 22, 2006: CNN: Boy, 7, completes swim from Alcatraz.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — A 7-year-old boy has become one of the youngest, if not the youngest, person to swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park.
- May 25, 2006: Turn your Mac Book into a Smack Book.
I am so gonna do this when my Mac Book Pro arrives…
- May 26, 2006: The busiest man in movies.
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Forget busy summers. Ian McKellen has more big-screen action packed into the month of May than most British stage actors could hope for in a career.
- May 29, 2006: Boffins find way to make you 'invisible'.
NEW materials that can change the way light and other forms of radiation bend around an object may provide a way to make objects invisible.
- May 30, 2006: How to waste 10 hours of your life: 'Blade Runner' to get 'final cut' re-release – May 30, 2006.
Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," one of the first movies to appear on DVD in 1997, is being restored and remastered for a brief reissue in September.
- May 31, 2006: 3,000-year-old skeleton found in Rome.
ROME, Italy (AP) — Archaeologists say they have dug up a woman skeleton dating to the 10th century B.C. in an ancient necropolis in the heart of Rome.