A check that sold the rights of Superman for just $130 is up for auction..
On March 1, 1938, DC Comics gave two young men from Cleveland $130 for the rights to a comic character named Superman. That $130 check essentially created a billion dollar industry and set in motion nearly 70 years of legal battles that continue to this day.
All the 14 Window cameos from the run of Batman.
A 62 year old eBay user in the UK, registered since 1998 had her ID "Animal" replaced by eBay, without her consent, with the new ID "animal_animal123" her previous ID "Animal" was allegedly then handed over to the manufacturer of certain surf wear products. This sets a new low for eBay if indeed they have hijacked a veteran registered user’s common word name and finally completely caved in to courting large business partners.
Apparently Pirate Bay has plans to set up an high altitude wireless network of swarming Aeriel drones. Not unlike a London think tanks concept of Electronic Countermeasures, a project from Tomorrow's Thoughts Today, Link
Raspberry Pi, an innovative £22 GNU/Linux box in a tiny package, launched yesterday -- sort of. Demand was so hot that all the company's retail partners collapsed under load.
Unfortunately I don't expect this to happen to me any time soon. But this collection, inherited by Michael Rorrer from his aunt, contained 44 of Overstreet Price Guide‘s Top 100 issues, including Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27 (1st appearance of Batman), and Captain America #2, just to name a few. Here’s more on this incredible inheritance:
Real bullets for use on Real Zombies. Finally...
The government of Nepal were very clear on what a Mountaineer should do when encountering an abominable snowman. In 1959, Ernest H. Fisk, counselor of the US embassy in Kathmandu, summarized the rules for American travelers in Nepal. You can read the full memo at the US National Archives.