Winnie the Pooh tales made up of misfits.

Pooh is obsessive-compulsive, Eeyore is chronically depressed, Piglet needs medication, Roo is a juvenile delinquent in-the-making, and Christopher Robin has gender issues. That's what Canadian doctors are saying anyway.

Linked on the 13th of December, 2000 Details

Gay and Bi Men in the Crosshairs

A new TV ad aired in the Bay Area claims that HIV-positive gay and bi men can stop the AIDS epidemic. What's behind these ads?

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Cheesy Jesus

No inspiration for Christmas presents this year? The Cheesy Jesus online store has something for everyone.

Linked on the 12th of December, 2000 Details

Grocer invents gun with no moving parts

Australian grocery wholesaler Mike O'Dwyer has invented a gun with no moving parts that can fire one million rounds per minute, compared to actual guns where the fastest one 'only' fires 6000 rounds per minute. I can't say the invention of new ways for killing people overjoys me, but the technology does impress me.

Linked on the 12th of December, 2000 Details

P2P explained

The Red Herring features a no-nonsense article about P2P networking that cuts through the hype. Well worth reading.

Linked on the 11th of December, 2000 Details

German police arrest blind driver

According to the Press Association this week police in Mainz, Germany, arrested a blind man for driving a car along the city's main street. The blind man explained he had always wanted to give driving a try. He realised the dangers but kept things safe by 'driving a couple of feet at a time, stopping, getting out and walking around the car checking for obstacles'.

There's plenty more like this at the BBC's Planet Tabloid page.

Linked on the 10th of December, 2000 Details