Monday, April 23, 2007

The most watched nature video on YouTube

Sometimes you just need to know you're not floating along alone in life.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out these otters holding paws, or "rafting." It's sweet to watch. The video of Nyac and Milo was taken at the Vancouver Aquarium by Cynthia Holmes in 2002, was posted on YouTube in March 2007, and has had millions of hits.



Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Nice diamond. Is it your great-grandmother?

Yep, you read that title right. Not "is it your great-grandmother's diamond" as in "oh, how nice that you have a heirloom to cherish and remember her by...but "is it your great-grandmother" as in "okay, thaaaaat's kinda creepy." (At least to me it is. What do you guys think?)

Have any of you heard about this process of pressing the ashes of a loved one into a synthetic diamond? A company in Switzerland will do this for you and you can read about it this article: "Woman loses battle to turn dead dad into diamond" (Reuters, April 3, 2007). Apparently she couldn't prove that her father wished to be turned into a diamond.

What would you do with it? Would you wear it? Display it? What if you lost it? Hmm. This is just an option I'd never even considered...