Browsing Month January, 2003

“Packing for Iraq,” by Hidani Ditmars from

;I was staying at this hotel in Gaza. I had to leave early in the morning so I borrowed a hair dryer from the hotel. In the middle of the night there was a loud knocking at the door. The hotel needed the hair dryer. There was an American woman who had just arrived and more…

In India, as many as 3000 univ

In India, as many as 3000 university students have been victimized by a data-entry scam, in which they paid a fee to participate in a non-existent contract to type the contents of an e-library.

5 billion dollars wor

5 billion dollars worth of lumber are sold by the retail chain Home Depot each year.

The South Eastern Anatolian Project involves the construction of

The South Eastern Anatolian Project involves the construction of 22 dams and 19 hydroelectric power plants on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Turkey. By 2010 the project will provide 22 per cent of the country’s electricity needs and irrigate 1.7 million hectares of new farmland, 20 percent of the total cultivable land in Turkey.

“In Some Ways, Rebels Without a Cause,” by John Lancaster, from the

;Better known for suicide bombings and fanatical teenage soldiers trained to swallow cyanide capsules in the face of capture, the ethnic Tamil separatist movement may be the only terrorist organization—at least as defined by the United States and several allies—with its own traffic-enforcement division. Blue-uniformed Tiger police use radar guns to catch speeders, assessing fines more…

“Taking a ride,” by Fudgeman, from

;Hitch-hiking, generally a popular form of getting around in the northern hemisphere, is ill-advised in our country. Firstly, it is totally unpredictable. Today you might get a ride within three minutes, whereas yesterday at the same time or place you stood for three hours. Most frequently, the car which does stop is dilapidated and already more…

Certain gambling payouts of more than more than

Certain gambling payouts of more than more than 599 dollars and at least 300 times the amount of the wager must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

It is claimed that as many as

It is claimed that as many as a third of children in Barbados are fathered by men other than those they call “Daddy.”

5 billion dollarswort

5 billion dollarsworth of lumber are sold by the retail chain Home Depot each year.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is nicknamed

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is nicknamed The Bulldozer.