Five things to do today: 15 December
Read the wikipedia list of unusual deaths - from 456BC (when Greek playwright Aeschylus (pictured) was done in by an eagle that dropped a live tortoise on his head) to the 21st century (crocodile hunter Steve Irwin killed by a short-tail stingray while filming Ocean's Deadliest).
Put down that Leica catalogue, don't you know there's a recession? Turn your flatbed scanner into a camera with these instructions from the Wired how-to wiki.
Inject some feeling into your Monday morning by watching 40 inspirational film and TV speeches in two minutes.
'While there are still people who love their lobster and fillet mignon, many modern chefs like to experiment with the newest and craziest ingredients.' Cast your eye over this menu of top 10 gross gourmet ingredients. This link contains live baby octopus.
Browse the headlines at The Onion: 'President To Face Down Monster Attack, Own Demons In Action-Packed Schedule' and 'Manager Achieves Full Mastery Of Pointless Managerial Jargon'.