Fine tastings of last week (#2)

In scotland, a novel experiment starts – issuing lollipops to curb rowdy behavior of people under the influence.  The Blu Ray Vs. HD-DVD debate rages on with no end in sight. The IEEE Spectrum weighs in with an article that seems to lean on the Blu Ray side.  What do you all think?

One never associates plants and the sense of smell, at least I didn’t. Well, the dodder plant (Cuscuta) changes that – it actually smells.

I strongly believe in the Hygiene Hypothesis and I think distraction could be a useful tactic. I had hypothesized earlier that the Hyderabad Fish Cure is a distraction tactic. Now a Swiss company has invented a drug that fools the body to think that its being attacked by bacteria and helps control asthma attacks.

I am sure you will agree with me that writing a recipe for making pancakes is quite tough. What if I told you that someone created a pancake recipe entirely with pictures!

Didn’t know that the first ever sexual harassment class action lawsuit in the USA was filed as late as 1988. Came to know about this through the movie North Country – has some excellent performances by Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson.