Netizens in driver's seat

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 September, 2011, 12:00am
 

Top videos on YouTube

Rotate your owl

Watch this hilarious 'science experiment' in which a guy shows various ways to rotate an owl. It comes with English and Chinese subtitles. Needless to say, you shouldn't be trying to do this yourself at home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOf3aDvZn08

Lam Zhi-gin's Bundesliga debut

On September 23, the Chinese-German football player made his debut for Hamburger SV. The 20-year-old midfielder, whose father is from Hong Kong, helped his team to a 2-1 victory over VfB Stuttgart in his first game. Here are the highlights of the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljn_9bl0fd4

Car made from Lego parts

To celebrate the opening of the largest Legoland theme park in Florida later this year, US car company Ford joined Lego to build a full-size version of its Explorer SUV entirely out of the colourful children's blocks. A team of 22 designers used more than 380,000 bricks over 2,500 hours to build the impressive replica. Luckily the video of the process is time-lapsed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDmCjw3otCE

Top news on the web

Now everyone can find out where you are and where you've been, even if you might not want them to. Hacker Nik Cubrilovic reports on his blog that Facebook can still track the websites you visit even after you have logged out of your account. Cubrilovic did a series of tests that showed Facebook only changes its tracking cookies instead of deleting them once a user has quit the site.

An engineer at Facebook, Gregg Stefancik, commented that Facebook's cookies were not used for tracking. He said the data is used to prevent security risks.

For you history buffs out there, the oldest-known copies of the Hebrew Bible are now available at your fingertips. Through a project set up by Google and the Israel Museum, high-resolution photos of five of the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls can be seen online. You can look at and zoom in on the historical texts. One of the scrolls is even translated verse by verse as you move your cursor over it.

http://dss.collections.imj.org.il

Trending this week

Is it over?

Rumours of a split between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher led browser searches this week, but there is still no confirmation whether it is true.

Chocolate me

Actor Taye Diggs says he was bullied in school because of his dark skin. He's written a book called Chocolate Me, which is about a dark-skinned boy. Diggs is a star of the prime-time TV drama Private Practice, and his book launch had netizens searching for more.

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