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Weird Science Roundup, European Edition: Germans Would Ditch Wife for Internet

DiscoblogBy Rachel CernanskyMarch 3, 2009 5:45 AM


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• German twenty-somethings would rather give up sex than the Internet: In an industry survey, 84 percent of 19- to 29-year-olds said they would rather live without their current partner or an automobile than their Internet connection, and 97 percent found it "unthinkable" to live without a cell phone.

• The "Bodies" exhibit has reached Poland, and government officials are investigating whether the human cadavers on display amount to desecration of the human body. Next in the investigation queue: this woman.

• Meanwhile, Mother Russia "disproves" [sic] of the "monopolizing" American control over the Internet. A government official has spoken out against the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which creates top-level domain names (like .com) and manages IP addresses. The goverment reportedly plans to release suggestions for how to "demonopolize" the Internet—like oh, say, put a few crooked billionaires in charge.

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