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Barbie was modeled on a German cartoon character, an ambitious hooker named Lilli

The original Barbie, based on a German doll named Lilli, was sold as a collector’s item for adults only. When Mattel purchased patent rights to Lilli, the company instructed its designer to make her look less like a “German street walker.” http://www.salon.com/life/feature/1997/11/26facts.html http://www.salon.com/life/feature/1997/11/26harlot.html from here: http://randazza.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/mattel-finally-learns-how-to-chill/

Cornel West stumps the mighty Steven Colbert!

Well, not really. A fun and playful interview. And an older interview. The video is still available, despite what the image seems to say.

Chimp Drives Segway

Funny YouTube video.

How old are you in Martian years?

Ever wonder? Now you can find out thanks to this cool page:

Yahoo search helps find cheap gas

More and more human the interaction with search engines is. With gas prices down from their highs many people may no longer worry much about pennies, but, if you do, here is a cool Yahoo search trick. Type in “cheap gas” and your city or zip code and Yahoo gives you a list of local […]