Friday, August 27, 2010

Keep it in the family

National Geographic has an interesting article about why royal families all over the world would marry their close relatives.

Worth a read, if only for the following line:
Bingham learned that even after King Kamehameha III of Hawaii accepted Christian rule, he slept for several years with his sister, Princess Nahi'ena'ena—pleasing their elders but disturbing the missionaries.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nowadays, I get my news from the darndest places.

Here I was, nonchalantly browsing through the LOLs and FAILs when I come upon a piece on Failbook on how You can't block Mark Zuckerberg.

According to Failblog, Facebook's response ran thus:
This error isn’t specific to any one account. It’s generated when a person has been blocked a certain large number of times.

OK, lemme geddat straight.

They're saying that the system is set up in such a way that if you annoy enough people to the point that they block you, at a certain point, you become so obnoxious that nobody can block you anymore.

Now how does THAT make any sense?