After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

There are only three countries in the world that have not adopted the metric system for standard use: Liberia, Burma and the United States. Yeah, we know. Look at all that gray.

The U.S. does not use the metric system for commercial or standard activities, but it is the preferred system of measurement for all things technical: science, government, medicine and the like.

But metrication just won’t catch in the States. Honestly, can you imagine living in a world in which you ask your neighbor for a quarter-liter of sugar? It is only American to measure in cups, damnit.

Metric System [Catalytic Triad]
Weights and Measures [World Factbook]
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And we’re not talking solar rays. A (manta? sting?) ray was found on the sidewalk in San Francisco Friday, apparently deposited by some cruel passerby.

According to a witness, the ray was rumored to have flapped 20 feet before it came to its final resting place. Police came, tried to water the poor fellow, but it was all for naught.

It’ll only be a few hours before some distraught family posts up “Missing: Ray” posters around their neighborhood, and then someone will have to tell Timmy that the ray is in a better place. Like the pissed sidewalk of Market Street.

At least somewhere Steve Irwin must be smiling, right?

Image Source: jon hanson under Creative Commons
Manta Ray Flaps to Its Death on  Market Street [SFist]
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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Bigfoot enjoys such activities as sunbathing, jai alai and checking the time

You know it’s truly the eve of Armageddon when even Bigfoot packs up and ships out to the next planet over. The Internet is abuzz with a recent picture released by NASA–a picture that seems to show an alien lady or Bigfoot waiting on a rock. Or it could be just a weird rock with a scraggly jutting formation, but that’s clearly not the case.
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ApocalypseAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

This feature has covered some crazy news from around the world, but this week’s story is truly mind-blowing and even had us stunned.

So off to Poland we go where we find ourselves at a brothel. (OK by merely the mention of the word “brothel” you know this story is going to be good.)
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Macaque MonkeysAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

After watching macaque monkeys for nearly 20-months, Dr. Michael Gumert has come up with a novel theory: male monkeys pay for sex by grooming their female counterparts.

He based this theory on his observations of monkeys being three times as likely to have intercourse if grooming occurred compared to instances when it did not.

Dr. Gumert failed to mention if this trend was also found in humans, but we’re hoping Memorial Glade is filled with groomers this coming semester.

The sex part is great and all, but some Berkeleyites could just really use a good cleaning.

Image Source: LeaMaimone under GNU Free Documentation License
Study: Monkeys ‘pay’ for sex by grooming [USA Today]
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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

Kyrgyzstan has declared itself to be the new home of Santa Claus. (Please do not read the next sentence if you’re under the age of 10.) Who knew you could declare to be the home of a fictitious character?

This declaration comes on the heels of a Swedish engineering firm determining that the most ideal place for Santa Claus to base his operations out of would be the small Central Asian country. And to think that you and everyone else always considered the North Pole to be St. Nick’s residence.

The best part of this whole story is the fact that Kyrgyzstan is a predominantly Muslim country, which now hopes to jump start its economy by holding Santa Claus related events.

Inspired by the nation of Kyrgyzstan, the Clog declares the 6th floor of Eshleman to be the official home of the Easter bunny.

Image Source: Vardion under Wikimedia Creative Commons
Kyrgyzstan touted as ideal delivery hub for Santa [Reuters]
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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

Dry cleaning too expensive? Just too lazy to make a trip downtown? Konaka, a Japanese company, has the answer for you.

Introducing the “Shower Clean” line of business suits. These babies only need to be showered in warm water for a few minutes and then hung to dry.

The main target group is college age students looking for jobs and single young businessman.

This would be perfect for all those students meeting up with recruiters next semester. Considering most of you have trouble simply getting around to laundry, dropping around $300 for this one-of-a-kind suit sounds like it might just be a wise investment.

Image Source: Plasmafire under Wikimedia Creative Commons
Shower-Ready Suit to Go on Sale in Japan [WTOPnews]
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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

We’ve heard of charity runs. We’ve heard of Santas rolling out of bed to raise money. We’ve heard of Speedos. But all three together, that’s just absurd.

Well that was the case yesterday during the 8th annual Santa Speedo Run up in Boston. Men of all sizes showed up in what could not have been ideal weather conditions.
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Is the backyard just not intimate enough for your dog? Is Bonerol (dog intercourse on the site) just not enough for your canine? Well, Robson Marinho has the answer for those of you who have dogs with more refined tastes.This week, the Clog stumbled upon a motel room in Sao Paulo just for your dogs. At a reasonable rate of $55, you can get your pooches two hours of alone time in a room specifically designed with them in mind.Now the Clog fully expects some people to find this concept ridiculous, but let’s not forget that a dog is man’s best friend. Is $55 too much of an expense to afford your close buddy some privacy during his or her most intimate moment?The air-conditioned room comes with a heart-shaped mirror on the ceiling and a headboard resembling a doggy bone. The room even comes with a DVD player for those dogs requiring some sort of positive suggestion.Where did Marinho get this idea from? To start, he owns several other profitable establishments that rent rooms out for four hours at a time.The Clog admires the efficiency of Brazilians in managing their sleeping hours. If we could duplicate their resting patterns, Cloggers could spend twice as much time looking for other stories just like this one.As always, the Clog is a staunch advocate of birth control and encourages dogs to be on the pill. Brazilian motel is for puppy lovers only [Fairfax Digital]Earlier: This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Ballet Class ‘Cranking That’


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