Dolphins Evolve Opposable Thumbs

HONOLULU–In an announcement with grave implications for the primacy of the species of man, marine biologists reported Monday that dolphins, or family Delphinidae, have evolved opposable thumbs on their pectoral fins.”I believe I speak for the entire human race when I say, ‘Holy fuck,'” said Dr. James Aoki. “That’s it for us monkeys.”

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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

MookiBlaylock over at digg.com writes, “Joey Chestnut has reclaimed the top spot as winner of the annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island after first tying with arch rival Takeru Kobayashi in a 10-minute chow-down and then beating him in a five-dog eat-off.The men tied at 59 frankfurters in 10 minutes, before being made to gobble another five dogs in a last-minute tiebreaker.

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Ferrari Building a Smaller, Lighter, Quicker Enzo

Ferrari Enzo (photo courtesy Stéphane Duquesne)kianet over at Digg writes about a Wired story: “The go-fast gurus at Ferrari are working on a successor to the jaw-dropping Enzo that could be the lightest, quickest two-seater ever to roll out of Maranello.Ferrari sees lighter cars as the best way to reach its goal of increasing fuel economy 40 percent and reducing emissions 25 percent without compromising its reputation for performance.

My Alfetta’s curb weight is around 2700 lbs (1227 kg) and has about 110 hp (82 kW). I wonder what a 2200 lb (1000 kg) car that has 600 hp (447 kW) would be like.

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