superbrose writes: In addition to Iran's recent decision to drop the US dollar in favour of the euro, it looks like there's another good reason to get paranoid. The Funny Money Report writes that
The United States Mint has implemented regulations to limit the exportation, melting, or treatment of one-cent (penny) and 5-cent (nickel) United States coins, to safeguard against a potential shortage of these coins in circulation. The United States Mint is soliciting public comment on the interim rule, which is being published in the Federal Register.
Currently the face value of these coins is lower than the value of their metal content.
superbrose writes: The Portuguese Expresso reports that World Peace is going to become reality on Winter Solstice Day (Dec 22, 2006). Everybody is going to contribute through sheer pleasure, at the same time. By what means, you may ask? A global synchronised orgasm for world peace.
According to the article, a non-governmental organisation called Global Orgasm is trying to get the largest possible number of people to have an orgasm at the same time whilst devoting their thoughts to World Peace.
From the Global Orgasm website:
The results show that human consciousness can be measured to have a global effect on matter and energy during widely-watched events such as 9/11 and the Indian Ocean tsunami. There have also been measurable results during mass meditations and prayers.
To aid synchronisation, a countdown timer has been installed on the Global Orgasm website.